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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: graffiti art with political themes

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Banksy (1974-)

A prolific British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, he combines dark humor with graffiti done 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.

According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England.   The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but (showing 500 of 4689 characters).



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