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Famous People who Majored in Painting

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List of famous people who majored in painting, including photos when available. This list of famous painting majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in painting. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in painting you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

This list has a variety of people, like Robert Redford and Robbie Coltrane, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were painting majors?" and "Which famous people studied painting?"
Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Painting
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Charles Robert Redford Jr., better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and a founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received two Academy Awards: one in 1981 for directing Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. In 2010, he was awarded French Knighthood in the Legion d'Honneur. Redford's career began in New York. He started his acting career in 1959 as a guest star on numerous TV programs, including The Untouchables, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Twilight Zone, among others. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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Robbie Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Painting
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Robbie Coltrane, OBE is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Rutherglen, United Kingdom

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Mary McCormack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Painting
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Mary Catherine McCormack is an American actress. She has had leading roles as Justine Appleton, as Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing and as Mary Shannon in In Plain Sight. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

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Gottfried Helnwein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Painting
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Gottfried Helnwein is an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna. He was awarded the Master-class prize of the University of Visual Art, Vienna, the Kardinal-König prize and the Theodor-Körner prize. He has worked as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor, installation and performance artist, using a wide variety of techniques and media. His early work consists mainly of hyper-realistic watercolors, depicting wounded and mistreated children, as well as performances – often with children – in public spaces. The human condition as his subject matter has ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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