Google doodles celebrates Keith Haring's 54th birthday

Keith Haring died young of AIDS. The iconic figure of downtown New York art scene in the '80s, had by the age of 31, created some of the most lasting images of the late 20th century art. He rubbed shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. As Google pays homage to Haring on May 4 with a doodle, here is a biography of the talented artist collated by the international media over the last two decades.

The deeply personal documentary of Haring by Christina Clausen, titled 'The Universe of Keith Haring' provides rare glimpses into his life and work. Haring was an artist and social activist whose work reflected the New York City street culture in the 1980s. He developed a love for drawing at a very small age. He learned basic cartooning skills from his father and the culture around him.

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