Keith Allen Haring, the famous American social activist and artist, was born on May 4, 1958, in Pennsylvania. He is known for using New York City as the canvas for his art since he made chalk drawings in different subway stations throughout the city. His main concerns as an artist were the concepts of sexuality, war, birth and death.
His wall chalkings and drawings were mostly influenced by politics, making him the only artist whose work is considered an effective visual language of the previous century. Keith also worked to promote AIDS awareness, since he himself was suffering from the disease. He died in 1990 due to AIDS-related complications at the age of 31.