The Starman musician topped the Sky Arts listing of 50 influential artists beforehand of 12 Years A Slave Oscar-winning filmmaker Sir Steve McQueen, and It’s A Sin author Russell T Davies, who revived Doctor Who in 2005.
Musicians which includes the Spice Girls, Sir Elton John, Stormzy and Boy George have been amongst these featuring, alongside actors Michaela Coel and Steve Coogan.
Street artist Banksy additionally made an look in the list, as did filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott and trend designers Alexander McQueen and Dame Vivienne Westwood.
Comedians Ricky Gervais and Victoria Wood additionally show up alongside artist Tracey Emin and Skin, lead singer of rock band Skunk Anansie, who was once Glastonbury’s first black British headliner in 1999.
The listing recognises famend artists throughout the classes of visible arts, literary arts, performing arts, music, movie and TV.
The judging panel, led via broadcaster and DJ Lauren Laverne, had been challenged by using TV channel Sky Arts to create the listing and topped Bowie for his capacity to transcend a range of mediums.
Laverne said: “I used to be honoured to be chosen to take phase in this judging day for Sky Arts, as working with such a revered team of judges, I knew their conversations would be fascinating, and they were.
“The judges took so plenty time and care with their scoring to make sure the Top 50, Top 20 and Top 10 lists have been genuinely the first-class of the pleasant in phrases of influence, and the last listing are artists that are so deserving of their places.
“David Bowie coming in at range one was once the cherry on pinnacle of a first-rate judging process, and it was once awesome to be a section of it.”
Bowie, one of the most influential and revered musicians of the twentieth century, died with liver most cancers on 10 January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.
A special portrait of the singer-songwriter has been made from greater than 8,500 personally positioned guitar plectrums – every offering a cut-out structure to symbolise all the creative disciplines Bowie influenced.
Artist Joe Black, who created the two-metre tall piece, said: “This portrait was once created to rejoice David Bowie being named the most influential artist of the ultimate 50 years.
His visible illustration had a massive have an impact on throughout all of the arts worldwide.
“The thought was once to use lots of especially designed plectrums, with every sketch representing one of the 5 inventive areas of Bowie’s innovative existence and influences – music, film, fashion, literature and art.
“Bowie was once a maverick and a international icon who initiated a new Bowie generation in famous culture.”
Philip Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts, said: “As our range one artist, we desired to honour David Bowie in a way that would sense becoming to the scale of his influence.
“The art work that has been created through Joe Black honours the approaches Bowie’s have an impact on transcends genres, via guitar alternatives with cut-out designs of music, art, stage and screen.”