The 20 Best Skateboarders Who Are Also Artists

There has always been an organic relationship between skateboarding and visual art— the two go hand in hand. Just as it requires patience, determination, and creativity to paint a portrait until it looks exactly how you want it to, or snapping a photo at just the right moment to get your shot, those virtues also apply to trying out a new trick and actually landing it successfully. Even the fact that the imagery on a skate deck is highly considered when someone purchases a new board shows how important art is in skate culture. Since it only makes sense that pro skaters would use other creative outlets when they’re not hitting the streets, we rounded up a list of our 20 favorite skaters who double as artists.

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