1Keith Haring Research PaperStudent’s NameProfessor’s NameInstitutionDate
2Keith Haring “Shinning Baby” ArtKeith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 1958. His love for drawing began at a tend age when he learned the basic cartooning skills from his father, together with other popular cultures that surrounded him in Kutztown, where he was raised1. After his high school graduation, Keith enrolled in the Ivy School of Professional Art, a commercial arts school. However, he dropped out of school and worked on his solo exhibition, which he presented at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts center in 1978. In 1978, while in the School of Visual Arts, he sharpened his drawing skills, collage, sculpture, performance art, and painting2. As a result, he was able to put together effective communication by putting on paper his thoughts where he communicates about everything, including money, religion, children, politics, life, and sex. This paper examines how Keith Haring's life as influenced by religion, prompted his love for children art which followed his creation “shinning baby”. Keith Haring had developed a glowing and excellent career, not just for himself but also for the community. Although his career life was cut short when he succumbed to complications related to AIDs, his legacy still thrives today. The art made use of catchy slogans that effectively and quickly delivered the point home like intended. Mainly, Keith's artwork delivered a social and political message to his target audience, trying to address some significant hard-hit and difficult subjects that concerned the community members. Keith Haring became an international star in the 1980s when his art was recognized following a line drawing trademark utilization in his pop style art3. During this period, Keith was able to show his balance between artistry, being a political and social activist, and charity work but did not sacrifice his success.1 Kurtz, Bruce D., and Hamilton Bruce.Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Walt Disney. Prestel Pub, 1992.2HENRY, GERRIT. "Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography." (1992): 223-224.
3As a student in the School of Visual Arts, Keith developed his unique style of art by experimenting with different art mediums4. He was convinced that drawing was what held over him after going through mediums of video, collage, and installation. Therefore, he returned to thedrawing medium and concentrated on the line's form, where he drew his desire to make public art. Following the establishment, Haring decided to work with the subway system medium so that he would fill the disused advertising billboards5. This medium would ensure that his work was always visible to the vast and most diverse public, which marked the beginning of artwork. Mainly, Haring was prolific and would produce close to 40 artworks in a day, and this was his daily routine in New York. In addition, his artwork was characterized by vibrant lines, repetitive styled shapes that, in many cases, were filled with bright warm colors. The drawing style