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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including David Byrne and Tamara Dobson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Maryland Institute College of Art?” and “Which celebrities are Maryland Institute College of Art alumni?”

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
David Byrne Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist David Byrne is a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his ...more

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Tamara Dobson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Tamara Dobson Model, Actor Tamara Janice Dobson was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she appeared in a few films in Hollywood, she became best known for her title roles in the 1973 Blaxploitation film ...more

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Maria Checa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Maria Checa Nude Glamour Model, Actor Maria Checa is a Colombian-American model and actress. She is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for August 1994. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley. Checa, who moved with ...more

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Brian Dannelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Brian Dannelly Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Brian Dannelly is an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work on the 2004 film Saved!.

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Gretchen Joyce Dater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni

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Morris Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Morris Louis Artist Morris Louis, born Morris Louis Bernstein, was an American painter. During the 1950s he became one of the earliest exponents of Color Field painting. Living in Washington, D.C. Louis, along with ...more

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Jeff Koons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Jeff Koons Actor, Contemporary artist, Artist Jeffrey "Jeff" Koons is an American artist known for his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and ...more

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Jeremy Caniglia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Jeremy Caniglia Illustrator, Painter Jeremy Caniglia is an American figurative painter and illustrator, primarily in fantasy and horror genres. He has done book and magazine illustration, conceptual artwork, book and album covers, ...more

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Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal Artist Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal, professionally known as Elaine Hamilton, was an internationally known American abstract painter and muralist born near Catonsville, Maryland. She was professionally ...more

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Van Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Van Smith Costume Designer, Makeup Artist Walter Avant "Van" Smith, Jr. was an American costume designer and make-up artist. He worked primarily in the films of John Waters, designing the costumes and make-up for every John ...more

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Jane Frank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Jane Frank Illustrator, Painter, Artist Jane Schenthal Frank was an American artist. She studied with Hans Hofmann and Norman Carlberg and is known as a painter, sculptor, mixed media artist, and textile artist. Her landscape-like, ...more

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Joe Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Joe Boudreau Joe Boudreau is an American artist. Born in Vincennes, Indiana, Boudreau moved with his family to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of seven. It was in Baltimore that he spent most of his formative ...more

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Lesley Dill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Lesley Dill Artist Lesley Dill is an American contemporary artist and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Harold J. Ross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Harold J. Ross Photographer Harold J. Ross is an American fine art photographer, best known for his light painting techniques using the Hosemaster light system. He has taken photographs for companies such as Acme Markets, ...more

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Carter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Carter Actor, Film Director Carter is a film director.

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Hans Schuler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Hans Schuler Hans K. Schuler was a German-born American sculptor and monument maker. He was the first American sculptor ever to win the Salon Gold Medal. His works are in several important museum ...more

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Lee Gatch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Lee Gatch Artist Lee Gatch, was a twentieth-century American artist known for his lyrical abstractions and his ability to find "a fresh approach" to painting the figure and nature "through ...more

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Angelina Gualdoni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Angelina Gualdoni Angelina Gualdoni is an artist based in New York. Gualdoni attended Washington University, School of Art, from 1993–1995. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, ...more

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A. Aubury Bodine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
A. Aubury Bodine Photographer A. Aubrey Bodine was an American photographer and photojournalist for the Baltimore Sun's Sunday Sun Magazine, also known as the brown section, for fifty years. Bodine is known for his images of ...more

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Ted Mineo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Ted Mineo Artist Ted Mineo is an American artist based in New York City. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2002. He then began ...more

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Donald Baechler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Donald Baechler Artist Donald Baechler is an American artist. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art from 1974–77, and Cooper Union from 1977-78. Dissatisfied with New York City, he proceeded to the ...more

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Nancy Rubins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Nancy Rubins Nancy Rubins is an American sculptor and Installation artist. Her sculptural works are primarily composed of blooming arrangements of large rigid objects such as televisions, small appliances, ...more

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Karin Olah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Karin Olah Karin Olah is a contemporary painter, collage, and fiber artist based in Charleston, SC. An abstractionist, Olah's paintings incorporate fabric, thread and mixed media. Olah is known in the ...more

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Ned Steinberger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Ned Steinberger Ned Steinberger is an American creator of innovative musical instruments. He is most notable for his design of guitars and basses without a traditional headstock, which are called Steinberger ...more

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Gwen Lux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Gwen Lux Gwen Lux Creighton was among America’s pioneer women sculptors. Lux was born in Chicago in 1908 and began her art studies in Detroit at age 14, taking classes with Mary Chase Perry Stratton at ...more

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Janet Werner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Janet Werner Janet Werner is a Montreal based artist.

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Hugh Merrill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Hugh Merrill Author Hugh Merrill is an American artist, recognized internationally in the contemporary printmaking community. He has written articles on the redefinition of art, printmaking, and education and has ...more

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Joan Erbe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Joan Erbe Joan Erbe Udel was a Baltimore painter and sculptor. She was best known for using bright colors and was called "The Grand Duchess of Baltimore Painters" by Ned Oldham as quoted by ...more

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Herman Maril is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Herman Maril Herman Maril was an artist and emeritus professor of painting at the University of Maryland.

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Kamrooz Aram is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Kamrooz Aram Kamrooz Aram is a contemporary artist whose work explores themes relating to belief systems, including nationalist, religious, and artistic ideologies. Aram’s work uses iconography as well as ...more

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Susan Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Susan Steinberg Writer Susan Steinberg is an American writer. She is the author of the short story collections, Hydroplane and The End of Free Love, and her third collection, Spectacle, is forthcoming from Graywolf ...more

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Andrew Cornell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Andrew Cornell Robinson Andrew Cornell Robinson is an American artist based in New York City.

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John Lehr is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
John Lehr Photographer John Lehr is an American photographer active in New York City. He graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1998 and earned his MFA from Yale University in 2005. ...more

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Susan Lowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Susan Lowe Actor, Artist, Teacher Susan Lowe is an American actress and artist who has appeared primarily in the works of John Waters for most of her career. She was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art when she ...more

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Jen Stark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Jen Stark Jen Stark is a contemporary artist whose majority of work involves creating paper sculptures. She also works with drawing and animation. Her work draws inspiration from microscopic patterns in ...more

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Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba is a Japanese-Vietnamese painter. He was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and a Vietnamese father in 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive staged by the Vietcong and North ...more

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Travis Somerville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Travis Somerville Travis Somerville is an American artist based in San Francisco, California. Known for tackling Southern racial issues, Somerville’s works incorporate collage painting and sculptural elements, as ...more

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Elizabeth Turk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Elizabeth Turk Elizabeth Turk is an American sculptor who works primarily with marble, transforming this material into refined pieces infused with classical beauty. She was born in Pasadena, California in ...more

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Whitfield Lovell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Whitfield Lovell Painter, Installation Artist Whitfield Lovell is a contemporary African-American artist who is known primarily for his drawings of African-American individuals from the first half of the twentieth century. Lovell creates ...more

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Joshua Field is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Joshua Field Artist Joshua Field is an American artist known for narrative paintings which use iconic and psychological imagery to create complex sometimes mysterious scenarios. He exhibits his paintings in the ...more

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William Robinson Leigh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
William Robinson Leigh William Robinson Leigh was an American artist, who specialized in Western scenes. He was born at Maidstone Manor Farm, Berkeley County, West Virginia. He entered the Maryland Institute at age ...more

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Martha Colburn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Martha Colburn Artist, Film Director, Teacher Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and artist. She is best known for her animation films, which are created through puppetry, collage, and paint on glass techniques. She has made over forty films ...more

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Brock Enright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Maryland Institute College Of Art Alumni
Brock Enright Brock Enright, is an artist, who was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia.