Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s.
He uses streets and public spaces to place his artwork which has social and political commentary at its heart. His most common technique is using pre-cut stencils and spray paints. Banksy is known as a street artist.
He was influenced by the graffiti artists Inkie and 3D, and by the Bristol underground scene.
Banksy’s work influences many street artists including Blek le Rat, Bambi, Lady Aiko, and Plastic Jesus.
Find out more about Banksy
Link: ‘Banksy’ on the BBC newsround website
Link: ‘Banksy’ on Wikiart
Kapow Primary lesson plan to lead a discussion on one of Banksy’s works