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Famous Kansas City Art Institute Alumni

Updated November 5, 2019 4.0k views52 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Screenwriter, Actor
    Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker,...  more

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    Walt Disney

    Businessperson, Television producer
    Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur,...  more

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    Robert Rauschenberg

    Painter, Graphic Artist
    Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter...  more
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    Robert Andrew Berdella Jr. (January 31, 1949 – October 8, 1992) was an American serial killer,...  more

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    Calvin Maglinger (December 5, 1924 – January 20, 2010) was an American fine-art painter....  more
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    Robert Morris (February 9, 1931 – November 28, 2018) was an American sculptor, conceptual...  more
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    Richard Corben

    Cartoonist
    Richard Corben (born October 1, 1940) is an American illustrator and comic book artist best...  more
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    Doris Lee

    Painter, Printmaker
    Doris Emrick Lee (February 1, 1905 – June 16, 1983) was an American painter known for her...  more
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    Christopher Willits

    Record producer, Musician
    Christopher Willits (born April 8, 1978) is a San Francisco based guitarist, electronic music...  more
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    Raissa Venables

    Artist, Photographer
    Raїssa Venables (born 1977) is an American photographer....  more
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    William F. Nolan

    Screenwriter, Author
    William Francis Nolan (born March 6, 1928) is an American author, who has written hundreds of...  more
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    John Steuart Curry (November 14, 1897 – August 29, 1946) was an American painter whose career...  more
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    April Greiman

    Graphic Designer
    April Greiman (born March 22, 1948) is an American designer widely recognized as one of the...  more
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    John Balistreri

    John Balistreri (born 1962) is an American ceramic artist best known for his large-scale...  more
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    Arnold Zimmerman

    Arnold Zimmerman (born 1954), also known as Arnie Zimmerman, is an American ceramic artist. He...  more
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    Archer Prewitt

    Cartoonist
    Archer Prewitt (born 1963, Frankfort, Kentucky) is an American musician and cartoonist...  more
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    Robert ParkeHarrison

    Photographer
    Robert ParkeHarrison (born 1968) is a photographer, best known for his work (with wife Shana...  more
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    Paul Jenkins (July 12, 1923 – June 9, 2012) was an American abstract expressionist painter....  more
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    Dan Christensen, (October 6, 1942 – January 20, 2007) was an American abstract painter He is...  more
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    Nick Cave

    Film Score Composer, Poet
    Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter,...  more

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    Richard T. Notkin

    Richard T. Notkin is an American ceramic artist who was born in Chicago, Illinois in October...  more
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    John Philip Falter

    John Philip Falter (February 28, 1910 – May 20, 1982), more commonly known as John Falter, was...  more
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    Delmer J. Yoakum

    Delmer J. Yoakum (December 6, 1915 – October 25, 1996) was an American fine artist, oil and...  more
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    Roger Medearis

    Roger Medearis (March 6, 1920 – July 5, 2001) was an American Regionalist painter....  more
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    Ellen Fullman

    Composer
    Ellen Fullman (born 1957) is an American composer, instrument builder, and performer. She was...  more