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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Dennis Hopper and Walt Disney.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Kansas City Art Institute?” and “Which celebrities are Kansas City Art Institute alumni?”
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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films ...more
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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and ...more
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Robert Rauschenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Painter, Graphic Artist, Artist
Robert Rauschenberg did not originally set out to become an artist. Born in Texas in the 1920s, Rauschenberg grew up in a fairly strict and frugal Christian household. As a teenager, he hoped to ...more
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Robert Berdella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Robert Andrew "Bob" Berdella was an American serial killer in Kansas City, Missouri who raped, tortured and killed at least six men between 1984 and 1987.
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Calvin Maglinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Calvin Maglinger was an American fine-art painter.
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Robert Morris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Artist
Robert Morris is an American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He is regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd but he has also made important ...more
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Richard Corben is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Cartoonist
Richard Corben is an American illustrator and comic book artist best known for his comics featured in Heavy Metal magazine. He is the winner of the 2009 Spectrum Grand Master Award. In 2012 he ...more
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Doris Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Painter, Printmaker, Artist
Doris Emrick Lee was an American painter known for her figurative painting and printmaking. She won the Logan Medal of the Arts from the Chicago Art Institute in 1935. She is known as one of the ...more
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Christopher Willits is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Artist
Christopher Willits is an American musician and multimedia artist located in San Francisco. His music is electroacoustic in nature, in that both analogue and digital sounds are meshed into one.
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Raissa Venables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Raissa Venables Artist, Photographer
The photographs of New Yorker Raїssa Venables portray distorted rooms with intoxicating colours in a surreal manner. Despite the absence of people in her photographs, we still feel their souls ...more
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William F. Nolan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Writer
William Francis Nolan is an American author, who has written hundreds of stories in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres.
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John Steuart Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Artist
John Steuart Curry was an American painter whose career spanned from 1924 until his death. He was noted for his paintings depicting life in his home state, Kansas. Along with Thomas Hart Benton ...more
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April Greiman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Graphic Designer
April Greiman is a designer. "Recognized as one of the first designers to embrace computer technology as a design tool, Greiman is also credited, along with early collaborator Jayme Odgers, ...more
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John Balistreri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
John Balistreri
John Balistreri is an American ceramic artist best known for his large scale sculptures. He is currently an associate Professor of Art and the head of the ceramic art program at Bowling Green ...more
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Arnold Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Arnold Zimmerman
Arnold Zimmerman, also known as Arnie Zimmerman, is an American ceramic artist.
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Archer Prewitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Cartoonist
Archer Prewitt is an American musician and cartoonist associated with the independent music scene in Chicago, Illinois.
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Robert ParkeHarrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Robert ParkeHarrison Photographer
Robert ParkeHarrison is a photographer, best known for his work in the area of fine art photography. The photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been displayed in 18 solo exhibitions ...more
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Paul Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Artist
Paul Jenkins was an American abstract expressionist painter.
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Dan Christensen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Artist
Dan Christensen, the American abstract painter, was born in Cozad, Nebraska on October 6, 1942, he died in Easthampton, New York on January 20, 2007. He is best known for paintings that relate ...more
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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Musician
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad ...more
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Richard T. Notkin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Richard T. Notkin
Richard T. Notkin is an American ceramic artist who was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1948. He earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1970, studying under Ken Ferguson. In 1973, he ...more
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John Philip Falter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
John Philip Falter
John Philip Falter, more commonly known as John Falter, was an American artist best known for his many cover paintings for The Saturday Evening Post.
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Delmer J. Yoakum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Delmer J. Yoakum
Delmer J. Yoakum was an American fine artist, oil and watercolor painter, designer, serigrapher, Disneyland and Hollywood motion picture studio scenic artist.
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Roger Medearis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Roger Medearis
Roger Medearis was an American Regionalist painter.
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Ellen Fullman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni
Ellen Fullman Composer
Ellen Fullman is an American composer, instrument builder, and performer. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for the 70-foot long ...more