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List Rules People on this list must have gone to California College of the Arts and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from California College of the Arts, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California College of the Arts include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California College of the Arts alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California College of the Arts 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 California College of the Arts.

Examples include Jennifer Aniston and Hong Sang-soo.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California College of the Arts?” and “Which celebrities are California College of the Arts alumni?”

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for ...more

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Manuel Neri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Artist Manuel Neri is an American sculptor, painter, and printmaker and a notable member of the "second generation" of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

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Johanna Drucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Professor, Author, Printer Johanna Drucker is an author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry, art, and ...more

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Dennis Oppenheim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Artist, Photographer Dennis Oppenheim was an American conceptual artist, performance artist, earth artist, sculptor and photographer

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Wayne Wang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Wayne Wang is a Hong Kong-born American film director.

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Tomie dePaola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Illustrator, Author, Writer Thomas Anthony dePaola, is an American writer and illustrator who has created more than 200 children's books, and is known best for picture books such as Strega Nona. He received the Laura ...more

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John McCracken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
John McCracken Artist John Harvey McCracken was a contemporary artist who lived and worked in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York.

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Nathan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Nathan Oliveira Artist Nathan Oliveira was an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor, born in Oakland, California to immigrant Portuguese parents. Since the late 1950s Oliveira has been the subject of nearly one ...more

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Peter Voulkos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Artist Peter Voulkos, was an American artist of Greek descent. He is known for his Abstract Expressionist ceramic sculptures, which crossed the traditional divide between ceramic crafts and fine art.

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Joseph del Pesco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Joseph del Pesco Curator Joseph Del Pesco is a contemporary art curator and arts writer based in San Francisco, California. He holds a masters degree in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts. He ...more

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Ralph Goings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Ralph Goings Artist Ralph Goings is an American painter closely associated with the Photorealism movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He is best known for his highly detailed paintings of hamburger stands, ...more

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Garry Knox Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Garry Knox Bennett Artist Garry Knox Bennett is an American woodworker, furniture maker, metalworker and artist, known for his whimsical, inventive and unconventional uses of materials and designs in his work. His ...more

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Robert Arneson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Robert Arneson Artist Robert Carston Arneson was an American sculptor and professor of ceramics in the Art department at UC Davis for nearly three decades.

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Hong Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Film Director Hong Sang-soo is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

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David Ireland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
David Ireland David Kenneth Ireland was an American artist and co-founder of the Capp Street Project artist residency. Born in Bellingham, Washington, he studied Printmaking and Industrial Arts at California ...more

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Roger C. Field is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Guitarist, Inventor Roger C. Field is an inventor with over 100 patents, an award winning industrial designer and a guitarist. He is best known as the inventor of the Foldaxe folding electric guitar. He has also ...more

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Harrell Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Cinematographer, Artist Harrell Fletcher is an American artist in Portland, Oregon who creates interdisciplinary projects. Fletcher is on the faculty of the Portland State University Department of Art. He has exhibited ...more

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Robert Bechtle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Robert Bechtle Artist Robert Bechtle is an American painter, born in San Francisco, California, on May 14, 1932. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the California College of Arts and ...more

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Jason Rhoades is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Artist Jason Rhoades was an installation artist who enjoyed critical acclaim, if not widespread public recognition, at the time of his death, and who was eulogized by some critics as one of the most ...more

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Wendy Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Wendy Yoshimura Wendy Masako Yoshimura is an American still life watercolor painter better known for her involvement with the Symbionese Liberation Army. She was born in a World War II-era California internment ...more

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Lee Walton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Lee Walton Lee Walton is an American artist whose work includes drawing, concept based systems, performance, video art, net art, and public projects.

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Jules de Balincourt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Jules de Balincourt Jules de Balincourt is a French painter. He was educated at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco receiving a BFA in ceramics and went on to study at the Hunter College, New ...more

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Steve Purcell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Animator Steven Ross Purcell is an American cartoonist, animator, director and game designer. He is most widely known as the creator of Sam & Max, an independent comic book series about a pair of ...more

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Raymond Saunders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Artist Raymond Saunders is an American artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1934.

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Mary Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Mary Henry Mary Henry, born Mary M. Dill, was an American artist whose work, most notably large oil paintings and acrylics but also prints, was characteristized by geometric abstraction. Many of her pieces ...more

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Hiroki Morinoue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Hiroki Morinoue Hiroki Morinoue is an American artist of Japanese descent who has helped to pioneer in the United States the fusion of western Impressionism with modern Japanese design.

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Robert David Brady is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Robert David Brady Robert Brady is a modernist American sculptor who works in ceramics and wood. He was born in Reno, Nevada in 1946. Brady attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California ...more

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Bedri Baykam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Actor, Artist Bedri Baykam is a Turkish artist.

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Kirk Walchek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Art Director, Producer Kirk Walchek is a film art director.

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Liz Cohen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Liz Cohen Liz Cohen is a performance artist and automotive designer. Cohen has an MFA in photography from California College of the Arts and Crafts, where she has taught. She currently teaches at ...more

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Squeak Carnwath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Squeak Carnwath Squeak Carnwath is a contemporary American painter. She received her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1977. She is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, ...more

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Nathaniel Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Nathaniel Taylor Nathaniel Taylor is a sculptor and professional fabricator. He was a host on the Discovery Channel's Smash Lab. He graduated from the Northwest School of Woodenboat Building, Port Townsend, ...more

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Marissa Moss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Marissa Moss Writer Marissa Moss is an American children's book author.

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Anne Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Anne Wilson Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist. Wilson creates sculpture, drawings, Internet projects, photography, performance, and DVD stop motion animations employing table linens, bed sheets, ...more

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Billy Al Bengston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Billy Al Bengston Billy Al Bengston is an American artist and sculptor who lives and works in Venice, California. He was educated at Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA, California College of Arts & ...more

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David Bierk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
David Bierk, was an American-born Canadian painter. His work is exhibited at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. According to Askart.com, Bierk was primarily active in California and ...more

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John Collier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
John Collier John Collier, Jr. was an American anthropologist and an early leader in the fields of Visual anthropology and Applied anthropology. His emphasis on analysis and use of still photographs in ...more

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Michael Patrick Cronan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Michael Patrick Cronan Michael Patrick Cronan was an American graphic designer, artist and a Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He was one of the founders of the San Francisco Bay Area postmodern ...more

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Gale Fulton Ross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Gale Fulton Ross Gale Fulton Ross is an African-American visual artist who lives in Sarasota, Florida. Primarily a painter, she also practices portraiture, printmaking, and sculpture.

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Forrest Hibbits is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Forrest Hibbits Forrest Hibbits was a mid-century fine artist and watercolorist. He was born in Lompoc, California, on October 9, 1905. He left the Hibbits family ranch to attend the California College of Arts ...more

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Hank Willis Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Hank Willis Thomas Visual Artist, Film Director Hank Willis Thomas is a contemporary African-American visual artist and photographer whose primary interests are race, advertising and popular culture.

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Sokari Douglas Camp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Sokari Douglas Camp Sokari Douglas Camp CBE is an artist who has had exhibitions all over the world and was the recipient of a bursary from the Henry Moore Foundation. She was honoured as a Commander of the Order ...more

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Jay Musler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Jay Musler Jay Musler is an American glass artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1949. From 1968 to 1971, he attended the California College of the Arts. He received fellowships from the ...more

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Viola Frey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Viola Frey Viola Frey was an American artist working in sculpture, painting and drawing, and professor emerita at California College of the Arts. She lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area and was ...more

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Patrick Coyne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Patrick Coyne Patrick S. Coyne is the editor and designer of Communication Arts magazine, the largest international trade journal of visual communications, that was co-founded by his father, Richard Coyne, in ...more

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Bob Haozous is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Bob Haozous Bob Haozous is a Chiricahua Apache sculptor from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is enrolled in the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.

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Mary Tuthill Lindheim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Mary Tuthill Lindheim Mary Tuthill Lindheim, born Mary Barbara Tuthill, and also known professionally as Mary Tuthill or Mary Lindheim, was an American sculptor and studio potter. She trained as a sculptor with Ralph ...more

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Christopher González is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Christopher González Christopher González OD was a Jamaican expressionistic sculptor and painter.

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Caroline Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Caroline Zimmermann

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Todd Hido is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous California College Of The Arts Alumni
Todd Hido Todd Hido is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Currently based in San Francisco, much of Hido's work involves urban and suburban housing across the U.S., of which the artist ...more