Keith Haring is a pop artist best known for his cartoon-like figure drawings. Growing up in Pennsylvania, Haring discovered a love for art, particularly drawing, at a young age. While in art school, Haring decided to dedicate his life to creating public art. Much of his art carried social messages and many of his pieces were donated to charities. In 1988, Haring was diagnosed with AIDS. He then used his art to share his story and spread awareness of the disease. The Keith Haring Foundation was established in 1989. All funds raised by this foundation are donated to children affected by HIV and AIDS. Unfortunately, Haring passed away in February of 1990 due to AIDS related complications. The legacy he created through his foundation and his artwork continues to be recognized and honored. If you would like to learn more about Keith Haring’s life, click here.
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