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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Black Mountain College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Black Mountain College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Black Mountain College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Black Mountain College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Black Mountain College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Black Mountain College.

Alumni include Arthur Penn, Robert Rauschenberg and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Black Mountain College?” and “Which celebrities are Black Mountain College alumni?”

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Robert Rauschenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Robert Rauschenberg Painter, Graphic Artist Artist

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Kenneth Noland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Kenneth Noland Painter, Artist

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Robert De Niro, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Robert De Niro, Sr. Sculptor, Painter Artist

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John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
John Wieners Poet, Writer

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Kenneth Snelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Kenneth Snelson Sculptor, Artist Photographer

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Ray Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Ray Johnson Artist

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Harry Seidler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Harry Seidler Architect

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Robert Creeley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Robert Creeley Poet, Author Writer

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Cy Twombly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Cy Twombly Painter, Artist

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Edward Dorn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Edward Dorn Poet, Writer

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John Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Francine du Plessix Gray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Francine du Plessix Gray Literary critic, Author Writer

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Arthur Penn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Arthur Penn Television director, Theatre Director Television producer

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Michael Rumaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Michael Rumaker Novelist, Writer

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Robert Duncan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Robert Duncan Poet, Author Essayist

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Susan Weil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Susan Weil Artist

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Vera Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Vera Williams Illustrator, Writer

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Irwin Kremen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Irwin Kremen Psychologist, Artist

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Charles Perrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Dorothea Rockburne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Fielding Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Fielding Dawson Novelist, Writer

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James Leo Herlihy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
James Leo Herlihy Novelist, Writer Playwright

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Jonathan Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Erik Christian Haugaard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Joel Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Stephen De Staebler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Jane Mayhall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Ruth Asawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Ruth Asawa Sculptor

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Stan Vanderbeek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Stan Vanderbeek Film Director

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Pat Passlof is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Harrison Begay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni

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Judd Woldin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Black Mountain College Alumni
Judd Woldin Pianist, Composer