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Famous Street Artists, Ranked

Updated October 13, 2018 663 votes 293 voters 20.6k views10 items

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

Shepard Fairey and Banksy are included in this list.

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

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    Jacek Tylicki

    Early street art by Jacek Tylicki, Lower East Side, New York, USA. 1982.
     Wikipedia Street art: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_art
    • Associated periods or movements: Conceptual art
    • Art Forms: street art
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  • Photo: Steve Rhodes / Flickr
    Dave Warnke is an artist and arts educator whose stickers and posters can be found in the streets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area....  more
    • Associated periods or movements: Street art
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  • Photo: RJ / Flickr
    Anthony Lister (1979 – present) is a contemporary Australian-born painter and installation artist, best known for inventing ADVENTURE PAINTING by becoming the original “ADVENTURE PAINTER”. He did this by demonstrating exactly how he owned chance and accident in his series of dyptich mirror works depicting the merging of “high” and “low” cultural imagery which he describes as his Contemporary Mythology Paintings. He is looked to as one of the best painters in street art anywhere in the world. Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, he studied at the Queensland College of Art. Lister helped pioneer the street art movement in his home city as a teenager and is considered Australia's premier...  more
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Associated periods or movements: Street art
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Banksy

    Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling 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. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of the English musical group Massive Attack.Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as...  more
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art
    • Nationality: England
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Mural, Printmaking
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