Culture 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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Keith Haring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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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 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia

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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#3 on The Best LGBTQ+ Painters Of All Time

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Banksy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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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 streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. Banksy says that he was inspired by "3D", a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive ...more on Wikipedia

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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#45 on Things Only White People Love

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Suso33 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Graffiti Artists, Ranked
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Birthplace: Spain

Associated periods or movements: Graffiti

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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