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List Rules People on this list must have gone to High School of Art and Design and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Calvin Klein, Tony Bennett and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to High School of Art and Design?” and “Which celebrities are High School of Art and Design alumni?”
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Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, and formerly Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, which was ...more

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Calvin Klein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein also has given his name to a ...more

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Eric Carr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Drummer

Age: Dec. at 41 (1950-1991)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Paul Charles Caravello (July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991) better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician and multi-instrumentalist who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss ...more

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Larry Hama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Larry Hama (; born June 7, 1949) is an American comic-book writer, artist, actor, and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s. During the 1970s, he ...more
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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Painter, Musician, Actor

Age: 92

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, ...more

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Art Spiegelman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Author

Age: 71

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Art Spiegelman (; born Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev Spiegelman on February 15, 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor, and comics advocate best known for his graphic novel Maus. His work as ...more
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George Kuchar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor

Age: Dec. at 69 (1942-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

George Kuchar (August 31, 1942 – September 6, 2011) was an American underground film director and video artist, known for his "low-fi" aesthetic.
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Ralph Bakshi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Television director, Painter, Television producer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Ralph Bakshi (born October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and ...more
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Jimmy Palmiotti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York

James Palmiotti (born August 14, 1961) is an American writer and inker of comic books, who also does writing for games, television and film.
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Gladys Portugues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Bodybuilder, Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gladys Portugues (born September 30, 1957) is an American former professional female bodybuilder and actress. As a bodybuilder, she twice placed in the top 10 in the Ms. Olympia contest. Her ...more
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Danny Hellman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Cartoonist

Age: 54

Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Danny Hellman (born August 2, 1964) is an American freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Since 1989, his illustrations have appeared in publications including Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, ...more
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Roger Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Disc jockey

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Roger Sanchez (born June 1, 1967) is a Dominican-American house music DJ, remixer and producer. He won a Grammy Award for his remix of "Hella Good" by No Doubt in 2003, and is best ...more

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Alex Toth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Cartoonist

Age: Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Alexander Toth (June 25, 1928 – May 27, 2006) was an American cartoonist active from the 1940s through the 1980s. Toth's work began in the American comic book industry, but he is also known for ...more
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Lorna Simpson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Artist, Photographer

Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Lorna Simpson (born 13 August 1960) is an African-American photographer and multimedia artist who made her name in the 1980s and 1990s with artworks such as Guarded Conditions and Square Deal. ...more
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Roscoe Orman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Roscoe Hunter Orman (born June 11, 1944) is an American actor, comedian and writer, best known for playing Gordon Robinson, one of the central human characters on Sesame Street. Orman joined the ...more
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Eva Hesse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 34 (1936-1970)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970) was a German-born American sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ...more
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Joe Giella is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Joe Giella

Age: 90

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Joe Giella (born June 27, 1928) is an American comic book artist best known as a DC Comics inker during the late 1950s and 1960s period which historians and fans call the Silver Age of comic
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Al Scaduto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Al Scaduto

Age: Dec. at 79 (1928-2007)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Alvaro Scaduto (July 12, 1928 – December 8, 2007), better known as Al Scaduto, was a cartoonist noted for his 61-year span of work for King Features Syndicate on the classic strips, They'll Do ...more
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Richard Bassford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Richard Bassford

Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Richard Bassford (born 1936) is an American illustrator who has worked in both advertising and comic books. Born in Manhattan, Bassford lived from age three in the Queens neighborhoods of ...more
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I. C. Rapoport is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
I. C. Rapoport Television producer, Screenwriter, Photojournalist

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, New York

I.C. Rapoport (Chuck Rapoport, born May 13, 1937) is known both for his work as a photojournalist in the 1960s and more recently as a TV and film screenwriter. Rapoport's photography career is ...more
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Joe Madureira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Writer, Artist

Age: 44

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joe Madureira (often called Joe Mad, born December 1974) is a comic book writer/artist and game developer, best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic ...more
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Amy Heckerling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director. An alumna of both New York University and the American Film Institute, she directed the commercially successful films Fast Times ...more
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Joe Jusko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Joe Jusko

Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joe Jusko (; born September 1, 1959) is an American artist known for his realistic, highly detailed painted fantasy, pin-up, and cover illustrations, mainly in the comic book industry. Jusko ...more
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Alan Kupperberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Alan Kupperberg Writer
Alan Kupperberg (May 18, 1953 – July 17, 2015) was an American comics artist known for working in both comic books and newspaper strips.
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Gerard Malanga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni
Poet, Archivist, Filmmaker

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Gerard Joseph Malanga (born March 20, 1943) is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, actor, curator and archivist.