POP ART artist #1- Keith Haring

The name Keith Haring may not be familiar to all of us, but if you look at the above picture, you may remember seeing similar figures somewhere - this is exactly the Haring style! Keith Haring is one of the important figures druing the pop art movement in the 1950's. Haring has developing an interest in drawing since a very young age; and he has gone through professionl visual art training. His paintings started to gain international attention in the 1980's. Unfortunately, he died of AIDS related complication at the young age of 31.

Haring's paintings are still popular today; they are seen not only on canvas', but also on mugs, t-shirts, magnets, buttons, etc. The simple use of clear lines and curves, as well as the use of bright colours make Haring's painting quite child-friendly. I recommend the Keith Haring's Kids site where you can find parents/teachers resource for very young children up to 14+.

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