Born and raised in Glasgow, Anthony McEwan (a.k.a. Rugman) moved to London in 1996 to study at Chelsea Art College and stayed, making London his home. 

A graphic artist by trade his early roots are in the commercial art world and fashion industry.

While working and travelling to make a living, he has been either locked away in his studio in Hackney Wick painting his pop-style canvases or papering and stencilling the streets of East London.

Rugman's art has been exhibited internationally with numerous solo shows including Saatchi Gallery’s “Sister, Mother” and ground-breaking group exhibitions like The Cans Festival 1 and 2, organised by Banksy and Pictures on Walls, alongside the world’s leading street artists.

His designs and art are championed by actor and producer Tom Hardy, worn and collected by comedian and writer Tim Minchin, actors Eva Green, Tom Davis, and Stephen Graham, and musicians Maverick Sabre, Mikill Pane, Ben Drew (a.k.a. Plan B), Joey Bada$$, Howlett of The Prodigy, Travis Barker of Blink 182, and Grant Nicholas of FEEDER.

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