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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
Robert Redford 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
Harvey Fierstein 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
Terrence Howard 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
Martin Landau 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
Djuna Barnes 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
Rob Zombie 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
John Flansburgh 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
Gertrude Käsebier 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
Tony Schwartz 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
Norman Norell 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
Keith Michael 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
Pete Hamill 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
Jules Feiffer 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
Bill Ward 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
Jeremy Scott 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 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
Félix González-Torres 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
Jeff Morrow 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
Kathleen McEnery 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
Jacob Lawrence 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
Jack Kirby 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
Paul Rand 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
Juan Muñoz 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
Betsey Johnson 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

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Joseph Barbera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Joseph Barbera Storyboard Artist, Film Score Composer, Television director Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an Italian-American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained ...more

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George Segal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
George Segal Artist George Segal was an American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement. He was presented with the United States National Medal of Arts in 1999.

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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Screenwriter, Film Director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is a Thai film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his arthouse work, Last Life in the Universe, and is considered to be one of Thai cinema's leading "new ...more

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John Schoenherr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
John Schoenherr Illustrator John Carl Schoenherr was an American illustrator. He won the 1988 Caldecott Medal for U.S. children's book illustration, recognizing Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, a father-and-daughter story where ...more

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Daniel Clowes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Daniel Clowes Novelist, Screenwriter, Cartoonist Daniel Gillespie Clowes is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and screenwriter. Most of Clowes's work first appeared in Eightball, a solo anthology comic book series. An Eightball issue ...more

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Kim Deitch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Kim Deitch Editor, Cartoonist, Writer Kim Deitch is an American cartoonist who was an important figure in the underground comix movement of the 1960s, remaining active in the decades that followed with a variety of books and comics, ...more

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Robert Mapplethorpe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Robert Mapplethorpe Artist, Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his sometimes controversial large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography. His work featured an array of subjects, ...more

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Diane Noomin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Diane Noomin Cartoonist Diane Noomin is an American comics artist associated with the underground comics movement. Her work has appeared in many underground comic publications, including Weirdo, Young Lust, Short ...more

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Alan Mruvka is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Alan Mruvka Television producer, Real estate development, Entrepreneur Alan Mruvka is an American entertainment and media entrepreneur, film producer and screenwriter. He created and co-founded Movietime Channel, which later became E! Entertainment television. He ...more

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Larry Lieber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Larry Lieber Comic book creator, Editor, Penciller Larry D. Lieber is an American comic book artist and writer, and the younger brother of Marvel Comics' writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee. Lieber is best known for scripting the first ...more

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Laura Numeroff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Laura Numeroff Illustrator, Author Laura Joffe Numeroff is an American author and illustrator of children's books who is best known as the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

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Edd Cartier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Edd Cartier Illustrator Edward Daniel Cartier, known professionally as Edd Cartier, was an American pulp magazine illustrator who specialized in science fiction and fantasy art. Born in North Bergen, New Jersey, ...more

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Jim Sanborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Jim Sanborn Sculptor, Artist Jim Sanborn is an American sculptor. He is best known for creating the encrypted Kryptos sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

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Roger Cook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Roger Cook Graphic Designer, Artist, Photographer Roger Cook is an American graphic designer, photographer and artist. He was president of Cook and Shanosky Associates, a graphic design firm he founded in 1967. The firm produced all forms of ...more

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Stefan Sagmeister is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Stefan Sagmeister Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer. Sagmeister co-founded a design firm called Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. with Jessica Walsh in New York City. He has ...more

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Tomie dePaola is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Tomie dePaola Illustrator, Author, Writer Thomas Anthony dePaola, is an American writer and illustrator who has created more than 200 children's books, and is known best for picture books such as Strega Nona. He received the Laura ...more

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Lloyd Espenschied is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Lloyd Espenschied Electrical engineer, Engineer Lloyd Espenschied was an American electrical engineer who invented the modern coaxial cable with Herman Andrew Affel.

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Robert J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Robert J. Wilson Production Designer, Television director, Theatre Director Robert Wilson is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by the media as "[America]'s — or even the world's — foremost avant-garde 'theater ...more

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Pat Steir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Pat Steir Artist Pat Steir is an American painter and printmaker.

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Max Weber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Max Weber Artist Max Weber was a Jewish-American painter and one of the first American Cubist painters who, in later life, turned to more figurative Jewish themes in his art. He is best known today for Chinese ...more

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Bill Lignante is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Bill Lignante Animator Bill Lignante is an American artist notable for his varied career as a comic book illustrator, comic strip artist, animator and television courtroom sketch artist. Born in Brooklyn, New York, ...more

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Rob Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Rob Sheridan Cinematographer, Film Editor, Graphic Designer Rob Sheridan is an American graphic designer, director, and photographer best known for his extensive work with the band Nine Inch Nails. Sheridan attended art school at New York's Pratt ...more

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Ellsworth Kelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Ellsworth Kelly Artist Ellsworth Kelly is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and the minimalist school. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques ...more

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Sarah Louise Delany is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Sarah Louise Delany Writer, Teacher Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany was an African-American educator and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her younger sister Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany, of the New ...more

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Martin Nodell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Martin Nodell Artist Martin Nodell was an American cartoonist and commercial artist, best known as the creator of the Golden Age superhero Green Lantern. Some of his work appeared under the pen name "Mart