Keith Haring Grafitti Style Art

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. He is known for his vibrant stylised figures and animals in a grafitti style. He made a great deal of his art in the subways of New York.

Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages. 

Keith Haring died at the young age of 31 on February 16, 1990. His work however, is still incredibly popular and fun to look at.

In the next video I will attempt to show you how to make your own. As always do send in any you do and I will add them to the art page and I am sure your teacher will add it to their page too. Have fun.

How To Draw Like Keith Haring

Watch the video and then have a go at making your own grafitti art in the style of Keith Haring. Don't forget to send them in to the usual address and to your teacher. 

Have fun.