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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ontario College of Art & Design and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Michael Ironside and Richard Fung.

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

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Richard Fung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Richard Fung is a video artist who currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and is openly gay. Fung is also an associate professor at OCAD

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Maurice Vellekoop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Author Maurice Vellekoop is a Canadian artist and illustrator. His work has appeared in publications such as Drawn and Quarterly, Time, GQ, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Wallpaper, as well as in the books ...more

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Dick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Character actor, Actor Dick Wilson, was a British-born Canadian character actor who played the role of finicky grocery store manager Mr. Whipple in over 500 Charmin toilet paper television commercials.

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Michael Ironside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Michael Ironside is a Canadian actor. He has also worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. ...more

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Seth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Cartoonist Seth is the pen name of Gregory Gallant, a Canadian cartoonist best known for his series Palookaville and his mock-autobiographical graphic novel It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken. His ...more

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Walter Tandy Murch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Painter, Artist Walter Tandy Murch was a painter whose still life paintings of machine parts, brick fragments, clocks, broken dolls, hovering light bulbs and glowing lemons are an unusual combination of realism ...more

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Floria Sigismondi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Screenwriter, Music video director, Film Director Floria Sigismondi is a Canadian-Italian photographer and music video director. Apart from her art exhibitions, she is best known for writing and directing the 2010 American drama film The ...more

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Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, CM, O.Ont was a Canadian portrait sculptor, medal designer and liturgical artist. She co-founded the Canadian Portrait Academy and the Canadian Group of Art

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Franklin Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Artist Franklin Carmichael was a Canadian artist. He was the youngest original member of the Group of Seven.

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Michael Snow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Sculptor, Painter, Pianist Michael Snow, CC is a Canadian artist working in painting, sculpture, video, films, photography, holography, drawing, books and music.

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Barbara Howard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Artist Helen Barbara Howard, RCA was a Canadian painter, wood engraver, draughtsperson, bookbinder and designer who produced work consistently throughout her life, from her graduation in 1951 from the ...more

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Olivia Chow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Politician Olivia Chow is a Canadian politician, a former New Democratic Party Member of Parliament, and former city councillor in Toronto. She won the Trinity—Spadina riding for the New Democratic Party ...more

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Kelly Richardson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Kelly Richardson Artist Kelly Richardson is a Canadian artist who is one of the leading representatives of a new generation of artists working with digital technologies to create hyper-real, highly charged landscapes, ...more

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William Ronald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
William Ronald, R.C.A. born William Ronald Smith, was an important Canadian painter, best known as the founder of the influential Canadian abstract art group Painters Eleven in 1954. He was also ...more

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Jack Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Jack Bush is a 1968 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

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David Blackwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
David Blackwood David Lloyd Blackwood, CM, O.Ont is a Canadian artist. Blackwood is known chiefly for his intaglio prints, often depicting dramatic historical scenes of Newfoundland outport life and industry, ...more

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David Rokeby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
David Rokeby David Rokeby is an artist who has been making works of electronic, video and installation art since 1982. His early work Very Nervous System is acknowledged as a pioneering work of interactive ...more

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Lee Patterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Actor Lee Patterson was a Canadian film and television actor.

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Carl Bessai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Carl Bessai is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. Bessai studied at OCAD University and at York University in Toronto graduating with a Master of Fine Arts Degree. He got his start ...more

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Harley Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Artist Harley Parker was a Canadian artist, designer, curator, professor and scholar - a frequent collaborator with fellow Canadian and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan. Parker specialized in ...more

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Rirkrit Tiravanija is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Rirkrit Tiravanija Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is a contemporary artist residing in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961. His installations often take the form of stages or rooms ...more

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John Russell Harper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
John Russell Harper Scientist John Russell Harper, OC, FRSC was an eminent Canadian art historian who is considered to have pioneered the field of art history in Canada. Harper was born at Caledonia, Ontario and worked for ...more

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Elizabeth Wyn Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Elizabeth Wyn Wood Elizabeth Wyn Wood was a Canadian sculptor. Wood studied sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and at the Art Students League of New York. Among her major public works are the Welland-Crowland ...more

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Paul Szep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Paul Szep Cartoonist Paul Michael Szep is a political cartoonist. He was the chief editorial cartoonist at the Boston Globe from 1967–2001 and has been syndicated to hundreds of newspapers worldwide. He won the ...more

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Gerald Squires is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Gerald Squires Gerald Leopold Squires, CM is an artist from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Perhaps best known for painting dramatic landscapes in acrylic and oil, Squires has also produced major work in ...more

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Bruce Mau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Designer Bruce Mau is a Canadian designer. From 1985-2010, Mau was the creative director of Bruce Mau Design, and the founder of the Institute without Boundaries. In 2010 Mau went on to establish The ...more

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Doris McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Doris McCarthy, CM, O.Ont was a Canadian artist specializing in abstracted landscapes.

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Ken Danby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Painter, Artist Ken Danby, CM OOnt was a Canadian painter in the realist style.

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Garry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Garry Kennedy Garry Neill Kennedy, CM is a Canadian conceptual artist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kennedy studied at the Ontario College of Art, the University at Buffalo and the University of Ohio. In ...more

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Michael Martchenko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Michael Martchenko Michael Martchenko is a Canadian illustrator best known for illustrating many of the stories of Robert Munsch. He is an award winning illustrator and graphic artist. Born in Carcassonne, France, ...more

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Aimee Chan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Model, Actor Aimee Chan or Aimee Chan Yan Mei is a Canadian actress based in Hong Kong. She was Miss Hong Kong 2006 and signed to Hong Kong broadcaster TVB after the pageant.

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Peter Ho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Model, Actor, Singer Peter Ho is a Taiwanese-American singer, actor and model. Ho was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Taiwan and Canada. He studied at Ontario College of Art and Design, and began his ...more

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Anita Kunz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Anita Kunz Artist Anita E. Kunz, OC is a Canadian-born artist and illustrator. Kunz has lived in London, New York and Toronto, contributing to magazines and working for design firms, book publishers and ...more

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James Houston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
James Houston James Archibald Houston, OC, FRSA was a Canadian artist, designer, children's author and film-maker who played an important role in the recognition of Inuit art and introduced printmaking to the ...more

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Ross McLaren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Ross McLaren Ross McLaren is a Canadian artist and filmmaker based in New York City.

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Gary Taxali is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Gary Taxali Artist Gary Taxali is a Canadian artist known for his cartoon-style illustrations.

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William Kurelek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Painter, Writer William Kurelek, CM was a Canadian artist and writer. His work was influenced by his childhood on the prairies, his Ukrainian-Canadian roots, his struggles with mental illness, and his ...more

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Ian Wallace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Ian Wallace Writer Ian Wallace is a Canadian author and illustrator. He was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallace attended the Ontario College of Art.

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Frank Leonard Brooks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Frank Leonard Brooks Leonard Brooks was a Canadian artist.

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George Agnew Reid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
George Agnew Reid George Agnew Reid was a Canadian artist and painter and is best known as a genre painter. Trained at the Central Ontario School of Art, Toronto in 1879, where he studied with Robert Harris; ...more

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George Dunning is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Film Director George Garnett Dunning was a Canadian-born filmmaker and animator. He is best known for animating and directing the 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine.

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Rachel Hayward is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Actor Rachel Hayward is a Canadian actress. Born and raised in Toronto, Rachel began pursuing a serious acting career in her early twenties. As a child and teen, she was involved in modeling and ...more

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Greg Curnoe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Greg Curnoe Greg Curnoe was a Canadian painter known for his concentration on subjects associated with regionalism and London, Ontario. Curnoe is part of the Canadian art movement labeled London ...more

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Christopher Kier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Christopher Kier Christopher Kier is an encaustic painter who graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1987. He is represented by the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary, Alberta. Encaustic ...more

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Claire Mowat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Claire Mowat Writer Claire Angel Mowat is a Canadian writer.

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Robert E. Wood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Robert E. Wood Robert E. Wood hailed from Mount Dennis, Ontario, now a suburb of Toronto, Canada. Wood was a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and studied under Arthur Lismer and Fred Varley. He was also ...more

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James Lumbers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
James Lumbers James Lumbers is a Canadian artist Originally from Toronto, Ontario, now resides on the Georgian Bay,in Ontario. known for his wilderness landscapes, nostalgic images of Canada's past, and ...more

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Don Watt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Don Watt Don Watt created the Watt group, a world renowned, award winning retail branding and design consultancy. The company was a trailblazer in retailing, and among the first agencies to envision a ...more

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Rebecca Belmore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Rebecca Belmore Artist Rebecca Belmore is an inter-disciplinary Anishinaabe-Canadian artist who is particularly notable for her performance and installation work. Bellmore currently lives in Vancouver, British ...more

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Irene Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Ontario College Of Art & Design Alumni
Irene Loughlin Irene Loughlin is a Canadian performance artist and writer. Loughlin was born in Hamilton, Ontario. She has studied at the Ontario College of Art and Simon Fraser University, and has attended ...more