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

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

List includes Kim Gordon, Rick Owens and more.

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

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Rick Owens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Rick Owens Fashion designer, Designer Richard Saturnino Owens, known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California.

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Bas Jan Ader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Bas Jan Ader Bastiaan Johan Christiaan "Bas Jan" Ader was a Dutch conceptual artist, performance artist, photographer and filmmaker. He had lived in Los Angeles, California for the last twelve ...more

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Carlos Almaraz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Carlos Almaraz Carlos Almaraz was a Mexican-American artist and an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement.

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Kim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Kim Gordon Fashion designer, Bassist, Painter Kim Althea Gordon is an American musician. Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she ...more

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Kerry James Marshall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Kerry James Marshall Painter, Artist Kerry Marshall is a production designer.

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Philip Guston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Philip Guston Painter, Artist Philip Guston, born Phillip Goldstein, was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, which included many of the abstract expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In ...more

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Robert Motherwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Robert Motherwell Painter, Printmaker, Artist Robert Motherwell was an American painter, printmaker, and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School, which also included Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and ...more

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Dorothy Jeakins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Dorothy Jeakins Costume Designer Dorothy Jeakins was an American costume designer. Born in San Diego, California, she went to public school in Los Angeles from first grade through high school. When she was a senior at Fairfax ...more

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Bob Gregory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Bob Gregory Cartoonist Robert P. Gregory was an American comics artist and writer best known for writing and/or drawing hundreds of Gold Key comics starring the Walt Disney Pictures character Donald Duck.

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Alison Saar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Alison Saar Artist Alison Saar is an American sculptor, painter and installation artist whose work explores themes of African cultural diaspora and spirituality.

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John Baldessari is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
John Baldessari Artist John Anthony Baldessari is an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images. He lives and works in Santa Monica and Venice, California. ...more

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Kenneth Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Kenneth Price Artist Kenneth Price was an American ceramic artist and printmaker. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute and Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, before receiving his BFA degree from the University ...more

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John Mason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
John Mason Artist John Mason is a contemporary American artist. From very early on, Mason’s work focused on exploring the physical properties of clay and its “extreme plasticity.” Mason is recognized for his ...more

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Ralston Crawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Ralston Crawford Artist, Photographer Ralston Crawford was an American abstract painter, lithographer, and photographer.

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Thurl Ravenscroft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Thurl Ravenscroft Voice acting, Singer Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft was an American voice actor and basso profundo best known as the deep voice behind Tony the Tiger's "They're grrreat!" in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes television ...more

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Harwell Hamilton Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Harwell Hamilton Harris Architect Harwell Hamilton Harris, FAIA was a modernist American architect, noted for his work in Southern California that assimilated European and American influences. He lived and worked in North ...more

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Robert Irwin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Robert Irwin Painter, Installation Artist, Architect Robert Irwin is an American installation artist. He lives and works in San Diego, California.

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John Altoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
John Altoon Artist John Altoon, an American artist, was born in Los Angeles to immigrant Armenian parents. From 1947–1949 he attended the Otis Art Institute, from 1947 to 1950 he also attended the Art Center ...more

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Brant Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Brant Parker Cartoonist Brant Parker was an American cartoonist. He co-created and drew The Wizard of Id comic strip until passing the job on to his son, Jeff Parker, in 1997. Cartoonist Johnny Hart, his co-creator, ...more

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Daniel Franco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Daniel Franco Fashion designer, Actor Daniel Franco, a native of Los Angeles, California, was born November 11, 1971. He achieved notability for appearing in two seasons of Project Runway.

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Tyrus Wong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Tyrus Wong Tyrus Wong is a Chinese-born American artist . He is a painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker. As film production illustrator in the film industry, Wong has worked ...more

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Kent Twitchell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Kent Twitchell Artist Kent Twitchell is an American muralist who is most active in Los Angeles. He is most famous for his larger-than-life mural portraits, often of celebrities and artists. His murals are realism not ...more

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Bob Wilson Robert Carlton "Bob" Wilson was an American politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a member of the Republican Party.

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Camille Rose Garcia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Camille Rose Garcia Camille Rose Garcia is a Los Angeles-based lowbrow artist. She produces paintings, prints and sculpture in a gothic, "creepy" cartoon style. She cites as influences Walt Disney and

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Masami Teraoka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Masami Teraoka Masami Teraoka is a Japanese-American contemporary artist. His work includes ukiyo-e-influced woodcuts and paintings.

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Reuben Kadish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Reuben Kadish Artist Reuben Kadish was an American artist, specializing as a sculptor, draughtsman, muralist, painter, and printmaker. In his later career he also taught art history and sculpture in New York City.

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Sandow Birk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Sandow Birk Film Art Director, Screenwriter, Artist Sandow Birk is an American illustrator and graphic artist from Southern California, whose work deals mainly with contemporary American culture. Five books have been published on his works and he ...more

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Arthur Hill Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Arthur Hill Gilbert Arthur Hill Gilbert was an American Impressionist painter, notable as one of the practitioners of the California-style. Today, he is remembered for his large, colorful canvasas depicting meadows ...more

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Lauren Raine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Lauren Raine Lauren Raine is a painter, sculptor, mask artist, performance artist, author, and choreographer with work in international private and public collections. She was Director of Rites of Passage ...more

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Bryan Hunt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Bryan Hunt Bryan Hunt is an American sculptor who was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on June 7, 1947. His family moved to Tampa, Florida in 1955. He worked at the Kennedy Space Center as an engineer's aide ...more

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Diane Gamboa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Diane Gamboa Diane Gamboa has been producing, exhibiting and curating visual art in Southern California since the 1980s. She has also been involved art education, ranging from after-school programs to ...more

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Mark Dean Veca is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Mark Dean Veca Mark Dean Veca is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He creates paintings, drawings and large-scale installations.

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Ruben Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Ruben Ochoa Ruben Ochoa is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Milford Zornes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Milford Zornes Artist James Milford Zornes was an American watercolor artist and teacher.

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Dick Termes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Dick Termes Dick Termes is an American artist who uses a six point perspective system that he devised to create unique paintings on large spheres called Termespheres. He is the world's leading spherical ...more

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Paul Soldner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Paul Soldner Combat medic, Ceramic Artist, Professor Paul Soldner was an American ceramic artist, noted for his experimentation with the 16th-century Japanese technique called raku introducing new methods of firing and post firing, which became ...more

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Ben H. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Ben H. Lewis Ben H. Lewis was the thirteenth mayor of Riverside, California, United States. Prior to the office of mayor, Lewis was the president of the United Title Guaranty Company, later known as the Land ...more

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Gajin Fujita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Gajin Fujita Gajin Fujita is a graffiti artist from East Los Angeles. He is a member of LA graffiti crews K2S and KGB.

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Annetta Kapon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Annetta Kapon Annetta Kapon is an artist who works in Sculpture, Installation and Video. Kapon, born in Athens, Greece, now lives in Los Angeles and has exhibited in the United States and abroad since 1982. ...more

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Blaine Fontana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
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Khoi Vinh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Khoi Vinh Khoi Vinh is a graphic designer, blogger, and former Design Director for The New York Times, where he worked from January 2006 until July 2010.Fast Company named Vinh one of "The 50 Most ...more

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Joseph Mugnaini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Joseph Mugnaini Joseph Anthony Mugnaini was an artist and illustrator. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Ray Bradbury, beginning in 1952. He was born Giuseppe Mugnaini in Viareggio in the ...more

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Patrick Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Patrick Hill Patrick Hill is an artist based in Los Angeles. Hill was born in Michigan. His abstract sculptures juxtapose hard and soft materials and references to Minimalism and the human body. Common ...more

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Michael S. Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Michael S. Smith Designer Michael Sean Smith is an American interior designer based in Los Angeles. He has been the White House decorator since 2008 and is responsible for the 2010 makeover of the Oval Office. He ...more

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Hideko Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Hideko Takahashi Hideko Takahashi is a children's book illustrator. She was born in Osaka, Japan and educated in at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. In 1990, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Otis College ...more

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Barry Le Va is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Barry Le Va Artist Barry Le Va is a contemporary American sculptor and installation artist. Trained in his native California, he works and lives in New York City. Le Va is among the leading figures of post-studio ...more

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Daniel Owen Stolpe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Daniel Owen Stolpe Daniel Owen Stolpe is an American artist, painter, sculptor, print maker, fine art book publisher, poetry book illustrator and founder of Native Images Editions, Santa Cruz, California.

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Robert McChesney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
Robert McChesney Painter, Artist Robert Pearson McChesney was a California post-war artist, Abstract Expressionist painter, assemblage artist, printmaker, sculptor and teacher. He is considered one of the "progenitors of ...more

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George Stanley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
George Stanley George Stanley is an American sculptor. He designed the Academy Award of Merit, or Oscar, as well as sculpting the Muse Statue at the Hollywood Bowl.

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John Lees is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Otis College Of Art And Design Alumni
John Lees Artist John Lees is an American contemporary expressionist artist who works primarily in painting. Lees received the 2005 Francis J. Greenburger Award and has also received the American Academy of Arts ...more