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

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

List features graduates like Robert Redford, Rob Zombie and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pratt Institute?” and “Which celebrities are Pratt Institute alumni?”
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Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist
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 ...more
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Harvey Fierstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy and the Tony Award for ...more
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Terrence Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer
Terrence Howard is an actor, singer-songwriter, film producer and record producer.
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Martin Landau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Martin Landau is an American film and television actor. His career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. He ...more
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Djuna Barnes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Djuna Barnes was an American poet, playwright, journalist, visual artist and short-story writer whose work continues to “beguile, excite and inspire readers”. Best known for her novel Nightwood, ...more
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Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Programmer, Songwriter, Musician
Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He rose to prominence as a founding member of the band White Zombie which formed in the mid-1980s and rose to ...more
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John Flansburgh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer
John Conant Flansburgh is an American musician, and actor. He is half of the longstanding Brooklyn, New York-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, for which he writes, sings, and ...more
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Gertrude Käsebier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Artist, Photographer
Gertrude Käsebier was one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her evocative images of motherhood, her powerful portraits of Native ...more
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Tony Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Anthony Schwartz was an American sound archivist, sound designer, pioneering media theorist, and advertising creator. Known as the "wizard of sound," he is perhaps best known for his ...more
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Norman Norell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Norman Norell was an American fashion designer known for his elegant suits and tailored silhouettes. The son of a haberdasher, from early childhood Norell had an ambition to become an artist. ...more
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Keith Michael is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer
Keith Michael is an American fashion designer based in New York City. Michael participated in the third season of American reality show Project Runway.
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Pete Hamill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Educator
Pete Hamill is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator. Widely traveled and having written on a broad range of topics, he is perhaps best known for his career as a New ...more
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Jules Feiffer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Satirist
Jules Ralph Feiffer is an American syndicated cartoonist, most notable for his long-run comic strip titled Feiffer. He has created more than 35 books, plays and screenplays. In 1986, he won the ...more
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Kent Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Kent Williams
Kent Robert Williams is an American painter and graphic novel artist. Williams was born in New Bern, North Carolina. He attended the Pratt Institute in New York City and graduated in 1984. ...more
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Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
William Hess Ward, known as Bill Ward, was an American cartoonist notable as a good girl artist and creator of the risqué comics character Torchy.
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Jeremy Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Jeremy Scott is an American fashion designer.
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Pamela Colman Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Pamela Colman Smith, also nicknamed Pixie, was an artist, illustrator, and writer. She is best known for designing the Waite-Smith deck of divinatory tarot cards for Arthur Edward Waite.
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Félix González-Torres is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Artist
Felix Gonzalez-Torres was an American, Cuban-born, gay visual artist. González-Torres was known for his minimal installations and sculptures in which he used materials such as strings of ...more
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Jeff Morrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Actor
Jeff Morrow was an American actor educated at the Pratt Institute in his native New York City. He was a commercial artist prior to turning to acting.
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Kathleen McEnery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Painter, Artist
Kathleen McEnery Cunningham (1885, Brooklyn - 1971, Rochester) was an American painter.
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Jacob Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Painter, Artist
Jacob Lawrence was an African-American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism," though by his own account the ...more
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Jack Kirby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Inker, Editor, Screenwriter
Jack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic ...more
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Paul Rand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Designer, Graphic Designer
Paul Rand was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and Steve ...more
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Juan Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Sculptor, Artist
Juan Muñoz was a Spanish sculptor, working primarily in paper maché, resin and bronze. He was also interested in the auditory arts and created compositions for the radio. He was a ...more
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Betsey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered "over the top" and embellished. She also is known ...more