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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Cleveland Institute of Art and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Marsden Hartley and Marc Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cleveland Institute of Art?” and “Which celebrities are Cleveland Institute of Art alumni?”

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Marsden Hartley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Painter, Artist Marsden Hartley was an American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist.

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Viktor Schreckengost is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Industrial designer, Artist Viktor Schreckengost was an American industrial designer as well as a teacher, sculptor, and artist. His wide-ranging work included noted pottery designs, industrial design, bicycle design and ...more

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Norman Bel Geddes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Film Art Director, Industrial designer, Architect Norman Melancton Bel Geddes was an American theatrical and industrial designer who focused on aerodynamics.

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Brian Michael Bendis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Film Producer, Cartoonist, Author Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and former artist. He has won critical acclaim, including five Eisner Awards for both his creator-owned work and his work on various Marvel ...more

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Robert Mangold is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Artist Robert Mangold is an American minimalist artist.

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Joseph Kosuth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Artist Joseph Kosuth, is an American conceptual artist. He lives in New York and London, after residing in various cities in Europe, including Ghent, Rome and Berlin.

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Richard Anuszkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Artist Richard Anuszkiewicz is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

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Marshall Fredericks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Marshall Fredericks Marshall Maynard Fredericks was an American sculptor.

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William Zorach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
William Zorach William Zorach was a Lithuanian-born American sculptor, painter, printmaker, and writer. He won the Logan Medal of the arts.

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Carl Gaertner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Artist Carl Gaertner was an American artist. Gaertner was born in Cleveland in 1898 and remained there until his death in 1952. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, which was then called the ...more

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Charles E. Burchfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Charles E. Burchfield Artist Charles Ephraim Burchfield was an American painter and visionary artist, known for his passionate watercolors of nature scenes and townscapes. The largest collection of Burchfield's paintings, ...more

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Paul Timman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Paul Timman Paul Patterson Timman is an American tattoo artist and award winning dinnerware designer. Paul's tribal designs, hand painted tattoo work in movies and celebrity clients have made him one of the ...more

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Stephen Kasner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Stephen Kasner Stephen Kasner is a painter, illustrator, musician, photographer, graphic artist, and magician. His paintings have been exhibited all over the world and have influenced a new wave of artists. ...more

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Paul Travis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Paul Travis Artist Paul Bough Travis was a prolific American artist of the Cleveland School.

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Marc Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Illustrator, Television producer, Screenwriter Marc Tolon Brown is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Brown writes as well as illustrates the Arthur book series, and is best known for creating that series and its ...more

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April Gornik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
April Gornik April Gornik is an American artist who paints American landscapes. Her realist yet dreamlike paintings and drawings embody oppositions and speak to America's historically conflicted relationship ...more

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Clarence Holbrook Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Clarence Holbrook Carter Artist Clarence Holbrook Carter born in Portsmouth, Ohio, was an American artist.

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Stevan Dohanos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Stevan Dohanos Artist Stevan Dohanos was an artist and illustrator of the social realism school, best known for his Saturday Evening Post covers, and responsible for several of the Don't Talk set of World War II ...more

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Joe Oros is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Joe Oros Joseph E. Oros, Jr. was an automobile stylist for Ford Motor Company over a period of 21 years — known as the Chief Designer of the team at Ford that styled the original Mustang, and for his ...more

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Lawrence Edwin Blazey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Lawrence Edwin Blazey Lawrence Edwin Blazey was an American artist and teacher, listed in "Who's Who in American Art". Blazey attended the Cleveland School of Art, now the Cleveland Institute of Art, and ...more

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Julian Stanczak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Julian Stanczak Julian Stanczak is an American painter and printmaker. The artist lives and works in Seven Hills, Ohio with his wife, Barbara Stanczak, an accomplished sculptor.

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Dana Schutz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Dana Schutz Dana Schutz is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for her humorous, gestural paintings that take on specific subjects or narrative situations as a ...more

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William Claude Harper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
William Claude Harper William C. Harper is an American jewelry artist known for studio craft jewelry.

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Derek Hess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Derek Hess Derek Hess is an American artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. His creative career grew largely out of his ability to express the emotion in the indie, hardcore and hard rock scenes of the ...more

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George Fett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
George Fett George Leonard Fett was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Sniffy and Norbert comic strips.

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Michael Gaydos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Michael Gaydos Michael Gaydos is an American comics artist.

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David Kirk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Comic book creator, Television producer, Cartoonist David Kirk is the Italian-American creator of the Miss Spider series of children's books published by Scholastic. The Miss Spider books have been adapted to a children's television show called ...more

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Sid Ramnarace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Sid Ramnarace Sid Ramnarace is a Canadian-born designer, and strategist who has worked with the Ford Motor Company, in Dearborn, MI and has designed automobiles, furniture, jewelry, textiles, glassware, and ...more

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Ralph Cosentino is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Ralph Cosentino Ralph Cosentino is the author and illustrator.

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Michael Cartellone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Drummer Michael Cartellone is an American musician and the current drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Kálmán Kubinyi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Kálmán Kubinyi Kálmán Mátyás Béla Kubinyi was an influential etcher, engraver and enamelist and a member of the so-called Cleveland School, a number of relatively prominent ...more

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Vincent Como is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Vincent Como Vincent Como b. 1975 is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. His work is rooted in Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and Color Field Painting with a specific focus toward Black. Como has referenced the ...more

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Hughie Lee-Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Hughie Lee-Smith Painter, Teacher Hughie Lee-Smith was an American artist and teacher whose signature works were slightly surreal in mood, often featuring distant figures seen under vast skies in desolate urban settings.

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Charles Herndon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Charles Herndon Charles "Chuck" Herndon is an American artist, creating sculptures in stone, metal, and wood, as well as works in painting and photography. He recently retired from Columbus College of ...more

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Thu Tran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Thu Tran "Thu Tran is a writer and producer, known for Food Party." Thu Tran is the star of the Independent Film Channel television show Food Party and MTVother web series Late Night Munchies. ...more

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Ann Rea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
Ann Rea

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Edris Eckhardt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
MarkBassett added Edris Eckhardt Edris Eckhardt was an American artist associated with the Cleveland School. She is known for her work in Ceramic art and glass sculpture, her work with the Federal Arts Project of Cleveland, and ...more

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Clara Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
MarkBassett added Clara Driscoll Clara Driscoll of Tallmadge, Ohio, was director of the Tiffany Studios' Women's Glass Cutting Department, in New York City. They chose the colors and type of glass to be used in the studios' ...more

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Amy Casey (b. 1976) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
MarkBassett added Amy Casey (b. 1976) http://www.amycaseypainting.com/

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Thelma Frazier Winter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
MarkBassett added Thelma Frazier Winter Thelma Frazier Winter was an American enamelist, ceramic sculptor, and painter. She worked at Cowan Pottery and belonged to the Cleveland School of artists.

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Leza McVey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Art Alumni
MarkBassett added Leza McVey Leza Marie McVey, sometimes known as Sullivan, was an American studio potter. In 1932, she married the sculptor William Mozart McVey, also an artist. The couple lived and worked in many ...more