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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Cranbrook Educational Community and be of some renown.

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

This list has a variety of graduates, like Eero Saarinen and Nick Cave, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cranbrook Educational Community?” and “Which celebrities are Cranbrook Educational Community alumni?”

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Eero Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Eero Saarinen Designer, Architect Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for shaping his neofuturistic style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, ...more

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Harry Weese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Harry Weese Architect Harry Mohr Weese was an American architect, born in Evanston, Illinois in the Chicago suburbs, who had an important role in 20th century modernism and historic preservation. His brother, Ben ...more

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Fumihiko Maki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Fumihiko Maki Architect Fumihiko Maki is a Japanese architect who teaches at Keio University SFC. In 1993, he received the Pritzker Prize for his work, which often explores pioneering uses of new materials and fuses ...more

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Duane Hanson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Duane Hanson Artist Duane Hanson was an American artist and sculptor from Minnesota who worked in South Florida. He was known for his lifecast realistic works of people, cast in various materials, including ...more

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Gyo Obata is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Gyo Obata Architect Gyo Obata is an American architect, the son of painter Chiura Obata and his wife, Haruko Obata, a floral designer. In 1955, he co-founded global architectural firm HOK. He lives in St. Louis, ...more

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Edward Fella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Edward Fella Graphic Designer Edward Fella is an American graphic designer, artist and educator. He created the OutWest type in 1993. His work is held in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the ...more

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Florence Knoll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Florence Knoll Architect Florence Knoll Bassett is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as Florence Schust and is known ...more

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Harvey Littleton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Harvey Littleton Harvey Littleton was an American glass artist and educator. Born in Corning, New York, he grew up in the shadow of Corning Glassworks, where his father headed Research and Development during the ...more

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Richard DeVore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Richard DeVore Richard DeVore was an American ceramicist that was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933. He earned a B.Ed. degree with an art major from the University of Toledo in 1955, and received an M.F.A. from the ...more

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Toshiko Takaezu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Toshiko Takaezu Toshiko Takaezu was an American ceramic artist and painter. She was born to Japanese immigrant parents in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, in 1922. She studied at the Honolulu Museum of Art and at the ...more

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Nick Cave Nick Cave is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also ...more

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Marc Awodey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Marc Awodey Artist Marc Awodey was an American contemporary artist and poet. His poetry collections include "Telegrams from the Psych Ward", "New York; A Haibun Journey". and "Senryu and ...more

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Paul Granlund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Paul Granlund Paul T. Granlund was an American sculptor. His creative career spanned more than 50 years and more than 650 different works. Most of his work is figurative and made from bronze. His patrons ...more

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Charles Pachter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Charles Pachter Artist Charles Pachter, OOnt is a Canadian contemporary artist. He is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He studied French literature at the Sorbonne, art history at ...more

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Tony Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Tony Rosenthal Bernard J. Rosenthal, also known as Tony Rosenthal, was an American abstract sculptor.

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Harry Bertoia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Harry Bertoia Harry Bertoia, was an Italian-born American artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer. At the age of 15, given the choice to stay in drought ridden Italy or move to Detroit, ...more

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Mary Walker Phillips is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Mary Walker Phillips Mary Walker Phillips was an American artist, author and teacher. Born in Fresno, California, she earned an MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and in 1962 moved to ...more

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Paul R. Evans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Paul R. Evans Paul R. Evans II was an American born furniture designer, sculptor, and artist, who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American craft Movement of the 1970s, and ...more

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Ed Rossbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Ed Rossbach Ed Rossbach was an American fiber artist who was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1914 and died on October 7, 2002 in Berkeley, California. He earned a BA in Painting and Design at the University of ...more

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Niels Diffrient is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Niels Diffrient Niels Diffrient was an American industrial designer. Diffrient focused mainly on ergonomic seating, and his most well known designs are the Freedom and Liberty chairs, manufactured by

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Stanley Lechtzin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Stanley Lechtzin Stanley Lechtzin is an American Jewelry and metals artist noted for his work in electroforming and Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture.

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Philip Grausman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Philip Grausman Philip Grausman is an American sculptor who continues to push the limits of the time-honored portrait in art. His early work focused on natural forms representing buds and seeds, and this ...more

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Annabeth Rosen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Annabeth Rosen Annabeth Rosen is an American sculptor, and the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair at University of California, Davis,

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Carol Steen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
Carol Steen Carol Steen is an artist, writer, curator, and synesthete who lives and works in New York. She has had over 20 solo gallery exhibitions, her first solo exhibition was at the Detroit Institute of ...more

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David Rowland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cranbrook Educational Community Alumni
David Rowland David Lincoln Rowland was an American industrial designer famous for his 40/4 chair, so named because it stacks 40 chairs in 4 feet high. The chair was the first compactly stackable chair ...more