Artist Biographies in the artzine on artrepublic.com
Chosen a print and would like to know more about the artist? We’ve biographies for many of the artists featured at artrepublic.com. Each one is packed full of interesting facts to impress your friends, such as why Andy Warhol called his studio ‘The Factory’ or why many Graham Carter prints feature characters with no noses.
A.CE is a London based artist who has been active in the UK street art scene for over 10 years. His wheat-pasted images and stickers have featured prominently across the urban landscape and the streets surrounding him, once viewed as an open skate park, are now interpreted as potential exhibition space.
Abbott's work received enormous acclaim during her life time and stands today as an invaluable document of New York in the 1920s and 1930s.
Adam 5100's knowledge of printmaking and savvy ability with spray paint has developed into a love and talent for painting using stencils. His stencils represent hundreds of hours of meticulous work and the fine detail created is a hallmark of his work.
Ansel Adams is best known for his majestic black and white photographs of Yosemite National Park. He took his first photograph in the park in 1916 with his father’s Box Brownie camera and continued to visit the park every year from then onwards.
Airside is a creative agency working across the disciplines of graphic design, illustration, digital, interactive and moving image.
A self-taught award winning artist, Ben Allen has wowed the world with his eye for creativity and composition. An exotic cocktail of graffiti, street, graphic and pop art, Ben is a truly diverse talent.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema is the archetypal Classicist painter and at his peak his reputation rivalled that of Leighton. The unquestionable strength of his technical skill is most notable in the details bestowed on the many marble artefacts that characterise his work.
AME72 (pronounced 'aim72' and also known as Jamie Ame) is a modern day pop artist with a background in graphic arts, innovation and advertising. He is probably best known for his use of lego stencils to create thought provoking and humorous images reflecting life in today's society.
Sybil Andrews’ work has met with wide critical acclaim and ever increasing popularity. Her colour linocuts were featured extensively in the 2008 Fine Arts, Boston / Metropolitan, New York British Prints From the Machine Age - Rhythms of Modern Life 1914–1939 exhibition, and her work is held in major collections around the world.
Butch Anthony describes himself as an “artist, builder and picker of things”. Whilst following the age-old folk art tradition of creating treasure from trash, Butch Anthony pushes the boundaries of art, existence, and respectability with his strange and beautiful creations.
British artist and illustrator Magda Archer creates vibrant paintings inspired by her eccentric collection of paraphernalia. Her distinctive retro imagery straddles a Surreal-Pop kitsch sensibility. In 2012 her painting ‘My Life is Crap’ was used by Comme de Garcons in a major international advertising campaign.
Edward Ardizzone is best known as an illustrator and in particular for his 'Tim' series of books which he both wrote and illustrated.
Armsrock is a young Danish street artist living in Germany.
Leeds painter John Atkinson Grimshaw is best known for his enigmatic and enchanting moonlight scenes. He is seen as one of the Victorian masters, whose distincive paintings of English towns and dockyards are evocative of Victorian life in the late 19th century.
Francis Bacon is probably best known for his unique, disturbing and moving interpretations of Velasquez’s famous painting of Pope Innocent X. As an artist he wanted to show what was deep inside a person rather than their surface appearance. He often took lots of photographs of his subjects which he would fold and tear to create his distorted compositions.
Dan Baldwin’s superlative technique and conceptual brilliance position him at the forefront of the new Young British Artist movement. His work is internationally celebrated, championed and collected by an exclusive clientele.
Writing a Banksy biography can be a challenge, given that his true identity remains a mystery. However, here’s what we know about Britain’s most celebrated graffiti artist: Originally from Bristol, Banksy’s stencils have become immensely popular throughout the UK and his subversive images can be seen daubed on walls throughout the world.
Gerry Baptist’s graffiti-inspired naive graphics and bold contrasting colours create striking compositions that comment on modern life and the contradictions of our consumer society.
Luca Barcellona is an incredibly talented freelance graphic designer, calligrapher and typographic artist, who prefers to be known as a craftsman. Letters are in the ingredients of his creations and in his work the ancient art of language and writing coexist with the instruments of the digital era. His fascination with lettering has led to experiments with graffiti art, classic calligraphy, typography and letterpress printing.
Although his art career was brief, Jean-Michel Basquiat, the artist once described as an “urban noble savage”, has been credited with bringing the African-American and Latino experience to the elite art world. Born in 1960 to upper middle-class parents in Brooklyn, Jean-Michel Basquiat achieved almost instantaneous success with his Graffiti Art in 1980s New York.