Keith Haring born on May 4, 1958.
Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-inspired drawings, which he first made in subway stations and later exhibited in museums. He moved to New York City in 1978 and began using the city as his canvas, making chalk drawings in subway stations.
His art was eventually seen everywhere from public murals and nightclubs to galleries and museums around the world. Beyond the clubs, Haring began using the city as his canvas. His signature images included dancing figures, a "radiant baby" (a crawling infant emitting rays of light), a barking dog, a flying saucer, large hearts, and figures with televisions for heads.
He was also known for his activism in promoting AIDS awareness. He died of AIDS-related complications on February 16, 1990, at age 31. Over the brief span of his career, the artist completed more than 50 public works, including the anti-drug mural Crack is Wack in a Harlem playground and an illuminated, animated billboard of his "radiant baby" image for New York's Times Square.