Visual Artist 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?"

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Jacques Rosas


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Banksy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Banksy


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: Eurasia, South West England, Bristol, United Kingdom England, + more

Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Art Forms: Sculpture, Mural, Printmaking

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Keith Haring is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Keith Haring


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 ...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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Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Jean-Michel Basquiat


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 ...more

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Artworks: Flexible, Fuego Flores, In Italian, Hollywood Africans Untitled (1981), + more

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti, Neo-expressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Dash Snow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Dash Snow


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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John Fekner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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John Fekner


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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Suso33 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Suso33


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Birthplace: Spain

Associated periods or movements: Graffiti

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Shepard Fairey


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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