Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked Artists

Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked

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List of famous Graffiti artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Graffiti movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Graffiti period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Graffiti artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

Items here include everything from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Keith Haring.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Graffiti artists?" and "Who are the best Graffiti artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (11 items)


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    Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on ...more

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    • Artworks: Cardinal Sin, Cheltenham Banksy, Mobile Lovers, Bomb Hugger, Balloon Girl
    • Birthplace: Bristol, England
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Mural, Printmaking
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    Jean-Michel Basquiat
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    Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist, musician, and producer. He first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk and street art movements ...more

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    • Artworks: Flexible, Fuego Flores, In Italian, Hollywood Africans, Untitled (1981), + more
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti, Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Keith Haring
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    Keith Allen Haring was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the ...more

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    • Artworks: Keith and Julia, Installation Shafrazi Gallery 1982, Micheal Stewart - USA for Africa, Debbie Dick, St. Sebastian, + more
    • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    John Fekner is an innovative multidisciplinary artist who created hundreds of environmental and conceptual outdoor works consisting of stenciled words, symbols, dates and icons spray painted in New York, Sweden, Canada, England and Germany in the 1970s and 1980s. A seminal figure in the Street Art ...more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Dash Snow
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    Dashiell "Dash" Snow was an American artist, based in New York.more

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    • Birthplace: New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Photography, Collage, Installation art
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    • Birthplace: Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Shepard Fairey
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    Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.more

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    • Artworks: Vote, Change, Hope, Andre the Giant Has a Posse, Barack Obama "Hope" poster
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Screen-print, Painting, Printmaking
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    Neck Face
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    Neck Face is an anonymous graffiti artist. He is known for his frightening drawing style and humorous writings.more

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    • Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art
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    Zane Lewis is an American artist and occasional DJ who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, and briefly Pratt Institute, riding scholarships from school to school ultimately graduating with a BFA in sculpture in 2004 from ...more

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    • Birthplace: Texas, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art, Painting
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    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti
    • Art Forms: Painting
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