Keith Haring

Keith Haring was an American artist who started his career in an unconventional way – by doing graffiti on New York City subway and train cars.  People started recognizing his work, and, before too long, he was commissioned to paint entire buildings, he had gallery shows, and his art was being seen all over the world.  Despite being diagnosed with AIDS, and dying from it at the young age of 32, his artwork celebrated life, movement, and happiness.  Fourth graders practiced making people in his style by posing for one another, and then emulated his signature technique of bold colors, thick black outlines, and motion lines in these paintings.