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Famous High School Of Art And Design Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Dick Giordano26

    AgeDec. at 78 (1932-2010)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Richard Joseph "Dick" Giordano (; July 20, 1932 – March 27, 2010) was an American comics...  more
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    Robert Volpe

    Robert Volpe (December 13, 1942 – November 28, 2006), was a painter and New York City police...  more
  • Steven Meisel28

    Steven Meisel



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Steven Meisel (born June 5, 1954) is an American fashion photographer, who obtained popularity...  more
  • Terry Winters29

    Terry Winters

    Terry Winters (born 1949, Brooklyn, NY) is an American painter, draughtsman, and printmaker...  more
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    Matthew Waldman

    Matthew Waldman is an American designer and artist currently based in New York City. He is the...  more
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    Antonio Lopez

    Antonio Lopez (February 11, 1943 – March 17, 1987) was a fashion illustrator whose work...  more
  • Lady Pink32
    Lady Pink born Sandra Fabara (1964), is an Ecuadorian-American graffiti and mural artist. She...  more
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    Cosmo Anzilotti

    Television director, Television producer
    Cosmo Anzilotti is a television producer and director....
  • Edwin "Phade" Sacasa34

    Edwin "Phade" Sacasa

    Edwin “Phade” Sacasa is an alumni of Manhattan’s High School of Art and Design, He transformed the world of hip hop fashion in the 1980s when he began applying the colorful street artistry he scribbled on trains and building walls to T-shirts and sweaters. “The Shirt Kings,” was named after Sacasa’s graffiti tag “King Phade.” Operating out of the famous Coliseum Mall in Jamaica, Queens, he created customized designs inscribed with nicknames, brand names, caricatures, and cartoon characters—but not your average ones (think: Roger Rabbit firing an Uzi). Their shop was frequented by rap legends including Jam Master Jay, RZA, and Jay-Z, all of who equated the Shirt King’s style with style of the street.
  • Jamal Igle35

    Jamal Igle



    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York

    Jamal Yaseem Igle is an American comic book artist, editor, art director, marketing executive...  more
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    Skuf & Kez 5 Y.K.K Crew

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    Michael Davis

  • Harvey Fierstein38

    Harvey Fierstein

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and...  more

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  • Pat Cleveland39

    Pat Cleveland

    Patricia Cleveland (born June 23, 1950) is an American fashion model who initially attained...  more
  • George Polis40

    George Polis

    Artist, Set designer, Painter

  • Christopher Martin41

    Christopher Martin

    Rapper, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Christopher Martin (born July 10, 1962) is an American actor and rapper, formerly the latter...  more
  • Prodigy42


    Record producer, Rapper


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Hempstead

    Albert Johnson (November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was...  more

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  • Havoc43


    Record producer, Rapper


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kejuan Muchita (born May 21, 1974), better known by his stage name Havoc, is an American...  more


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  • ASAP Ferg44

    ASAP Ferg



    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York

    Darold Ferguson, Jr., better known by his stage name ASAP Ferg, is an American hip hop...  more

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