Ron English is an American contemporary artist who explores brand imagery, street art, and advertising.
English has an early background as an art reproducer. English has initiated and participated in illegal public art campaigns since the early 1980s and for this is often referred to as the ‘Godfather of Street Art’. Ron English street art activities are the subject matter and covered extensively in the Pedro Carvajal documentary titled Popaganda.
English uses historical imagery as a template to explore universal issues. He has frequently reworked images of The Last Supper, Starry Night, and Picasso’s Guernica.