Famous People who Majored in Art History People

Famous People who Majored in Art History

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List of famous people who majored in art history, including photos when available. This list of famous art history majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in art history. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in art history you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List is made up of many different people, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Emmy Rossum.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were art history majors?" and "Which famous people studied art history?"


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    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the period drama Emma, opposite Ewan McGregor. Following starring roles in the romantic comedy-drama Sliding Doors and ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Model, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Seven, Iron Man 2, + more
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    Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She has starred in movies including Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody, and Passionada. Her role in Mystic River garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow and received critical ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Mystic River, The Day After Tomorrow, Shameless, The Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful Creatures, + more
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    Megan Mullally
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    Megan Mullally is an American actress and singer. After working in theatre in Chicago, Mullally moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and began to appear in supporting roles in film and television productions. She made her Broadway debut in Grease in 1994 and she has since appeared in several Broadway musicals.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Risky Business, Bob's Burgers, Will & Grace, Bee Movie, Party Down, + more
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    Abigail Johnson
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    Abigail Pierrepont "Abby" Johnson is an American businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of US investment firm Fidelity Investments, and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Fidelity was founded by her grandfather Edward C.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Amanda Hearst
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    Amanda Randolph Hearst is an American socialite, activist, fashion model, and heiress to the Hearst Corporation, William Randolph Hearst's media conglomerate. She is an associate market editor at Marie Claire and the founder of Friends of Finn, an organization dedicated to stopping the inhumane ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model
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    Igor Kufayev
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    Igor Anvar Kufayev, is a Russian British artist, yogi and spiritual teacher. Also known as 'Vamadeva', which means "preserving aspect of Shiva in his peaceful, graceful and poetic form".more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Tashkent
    • Profession: Art Historian, Educator, Artist
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    Meghan McCain
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    Meghan Marguerite McCain is an American columnist, author and blogger. She is a daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain. McCain first received media attention in 2007 for her blog, McCain Blogette, on which she documented life on the campaign trail and mused about fashion, music, ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
    • Profession: Author
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    Abigail Folger
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    Abigail Anne Folger was an American socialite, volunteer, civil rights devotee, and member of the prominent Folger family. She was the great-granddaughter of J. A. Folger, the founder of Folgers Coffee. Folger, her boyfriend Wojciech Frykowski, actress Sharon Tate, hairstylist Jay Sebring, and an ...more

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    • Age: Died at 26 (1943-1969)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Socialite, Social Worker
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    Jake Hooker is an American journalist and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for investigations done while in China over concerns with how dangerous and poisonous pharmaceutical ingredients from China have flowed into the global market. He attended Milton Academy and Dartmouth ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Maximilian Schich
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    Maximilian Schich is a German archaeologist, semantic data analyst and art historian.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Art Historian, Archaeologist
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    Frances Daly Fergusson served as president of Vassar College from 1986 to 2006. A graduate of Wellesley College, Fergusson earned her A.M. and Ph.D. in Art History at Harvard University before starting her teaching career at Newton College.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Educator
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    Jessica Kagan Cushman

    Jessica Kagan Cushman is an independent jewelry and accessories designer.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Profession: Jewelry designer
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    Mary Dagen McDowell is an anchor on the Fox Business Network and a business correspondent for the Fox News Channel. She is also a business contributor on the Imus In The Morning radio show, and a regular guest on FNC's Hannity.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist
    • Credits: Markets Now
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    Erin Daniels
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    Erin Daniels is an American actress. She is known for her role as Dana Fairbanks on The L Word. Her feature film work includes A Single Man, One Hour Photo, and Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: House of 1000 Corpses, The L Word, One Hour Photo, The Sitter, Joshua Tree, + more
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    Johanna Charlotte Wessels is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. She was previously a member of gothic metal band To Elysium, before the band's split. She formed Delain in 2005 with former Within Temptation pianist Martijn Westerholt. She is a cousin of Dutch ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Zwolle, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter
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    James B. Lee Jr., commonly known as Jimmy, is an investment banker, notable for his role in the development of the leveraged finance markets in the U.S. in the 1980s. Lee is widely credited as the architect of the modern-day syndicated loan market. Lee currently serves as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investment Banker
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    Holt McCallany
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    Holt McCallany is an American actor, writer, and producer working primarily in film and television.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Fight Club, Three Kings, Alien 3, Alpha Dog, Gangster Squad, + more
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    Anne Roosevelt is the daughter of James Roosevelt.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Art History Professor
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    Christopher Lee Ball

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Director
    • Credits: Constable 027
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