Anthony Lister was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1979. After an outing to The Brisbane Botanical Gardens he took the equivalent of deadly nightshade ; when the toxins wore off he knew he wanted to be a painter. He earned his degree at The Brisbane School of Art in 2001, where he met Max Gimblett, an influential New Zealand artist. To provide for his family, he won a contract to paint Brisbane’s traffic signal boxes this also payed for him to apprentice for Max Gimblett in New York. On his return he got his first solo show in Brisbane. Sometimes compared to Egon Schiele, he is a member of the "Lowbrow" movement; a combination of street art, pop art and expressionism. In 2010, he was named as the “most collected Australian artist”. His works can be seen on walls in Grenoble, Paris, Miami, New York and Sydney.
He is a member of the "Lowbrow" movement; a combination of street art, pop art and expressionism.