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Keith Haring

Keith Haring, visual artist and activist   Keith Haring (1958-1990), was a painter and visual artist, who later in his short life became a social activist. Though his imagery is lighthearted at first glance, his work is deeply imbued with political and sociological commentary, and has become accepted by many as one of the twentieth… Read More Keith Haring

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Maxfield Parrish

Today’s Artist Birthday: Maxfield Parrish Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was born into a Quaker community, the son of… Read More Maxfield Parrish

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Laura Wheeler Waring

Today’s Artist Birthday: Laura Wheeler Waring Laura Wheeler Waring (May 16, 1887 – February 3, 1948) was an African-American artist and educator, best known for her paintings of prominent African Americans which she made during the Harlem Renaissance. She taught art for more than 30 years at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Laura Wheeler was born… Read More Laura Wheeler Waring