Jean-Michel Basquiat bio

Birth Name: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Occupation: Painter

Place Of Birth: Brooklyn

Date Of Birth: December 22, 1960

Date Of Death: August 12, 1988

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on the 22nd of December, 1960. He was known for being a Painter. Neo-Expressionist and Primitivist painter who investigated social and political dichotomies in his work.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn. He was a precocious child who could read and write by the time he was four years old and was fluent in three languages by the time he was eleven. He began work as a painter through graffiti. He dropped out of high school and became a graffiti artist. Later, he began to paint, and his work was first exhibited at the Annina Nosei gallery in SoHo.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Capricorn and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in 1960s. The 1960s were an era of protests. The decade was dominated by the Vietnam War, Civil Rights Protests, Cuban Missile Crisis, antiwar protests and saw the assassinations of US President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. It also marked the first man landed on the moon. Discover what happened on this day.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Jean-Michel’s Jean-Michel Basquiat attended Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY (dropped out).


Jean-Michel Basquiat’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Jean-Michel Basquiat kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Jean-Michel Basquiat
NICKNAME: Jean-Michel
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Jean-Michel Basquiat had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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