Anthony Lister is a contemporary Australian-born painter, best known for his merging of “high” and “low” cultural imagery in his work. He is looked to as one of the most skilled and highly revered painters among his contemporaries. A gifted action painter both of narrative and still-life his paintings capture most purely his generation and the imagery that has defined it. Without compromise Lister’s works have bridged the gab between street and the formal gallery setting, usually reserved for an exclusive group of artists.
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 street artist .His scrawling, figurative, and unmistakable style employs charcoal, acrylic, spray paint, and oil. “The first rule of painting is to take everyone else out of the equation,” he has said. “I am the viewer, so I don’t underestimate my viewers. They see everything and I just have to assume that they are me. I can’t paint for anyone else.”