Famous Cooper Union Alumni

List Rules
People on this list must have gone to Cooper Union and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Thomas M. Disch and Max Fleischer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cooper Union?” and “Which celebrities are Cooper Union alumni?”
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  • Max Fleischer
    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1883-1972)
    • Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1848-1892)
    • Birthplace: Clonakilty, Republic of Ireland
  • Victor Gustav Bloede
    Chemist, Inventor, Scientist
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1849-1937)
    • Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
  • Chuck Hoberman
    Inventor, Architect, Engineer
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1848-1907)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Thomas M. Disch
    Poet, Novelist, Author
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1940-2008)
    • Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mike Mills
    Screenwriter, Graphic Designer, Music video director
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
  • Eric Drooker
    Illustrator, Painter, Cartoonist
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1924-2000)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Milton Glaser
    Designer, Graphic Designer
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Herb Lubalin
    Graphic Designer
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1918-1981)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Bob Kane
    Penciller, Screenwriter, Cartoonist
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • Computer scientist
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1917-2002)
  • David Heymann
    Architect
    • Joel-Peter Witkin
      Photographer
      • Age: 83
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York
      • Age: Dec. at 46 (1931-1978)
      • Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
    • Graphic Designer
      • Age: 91
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York
      • Age: Dec. at 74 (1932-2007)
      • Birthplace: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
    • Ashley Bryan
      Illustrator, Writer, Teacher
      • Age: 99
      • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York
    • Daniel Libeskind
      Designer, Architect
      • Age: 76
      • Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
    • Alex Katz
      Painter, Artist
      • Age: 95
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York
      • Age: 91
      • Birthplace: New York
    • Evan Hunter
      Novelist, Screenwriter, Author
      • Age: Dec. at 78 (1926-2005)
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Fred Marcellino
      Illustrator
      • Age: Dec. at 61 (1939-2001)
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York