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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

Age: 81

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director, producer, and businessman. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Redford began acting on ...more

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Harvey Fierstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) 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 ...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

Age: 49

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer. Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the ...more

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Martin Landau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 90

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances ...more

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Djuna Barnes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1892-1982)

Birthplace: Cornwall on Hudson, Contiguous United States, New York, Orange County, United States of America, + more

Djuna Barnes (, June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an ...more

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Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Programmer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Haverhill, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts, + more

Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with ...more

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John Flansburgh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Conant Flansburgh (born May 6, 1960) is an American musician. He is half of the long-standing Brooklyn, New York-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, for which he writes, sings, ...more
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Gertrude Käsebier ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Artist, Photographer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1852-1934)

Birthplace: Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Des Moines, Iowa

Gertrude Käsebier (May 18, 1852 – October 12, 1934) was an American photographer. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of ...more
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Tony Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni

Age: Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Anthony Schwartz (August 19, 1923 – June 15, 2008) was an American sound archivist, sound designer, pioneering media theorist, and advertising creator. Known as the "wizard of sound," ...more
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Norman Norell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1900-1972)

Birthplace: Noblesville, Indiana

Norman David Levinson (April 20, 1900 – October 25, 1972) known professionally as Norman Norell, was an American fashion designer famed for his elegant gowns, suits, and tailored silhouettes. ...more
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Keith Michael is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer

Age: 47

Keith Michael (born Keith Michael Rizza on January 14, 1972) is an American fashion designer based in New York City. Michael participated in the third season of American reality show Project
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Pete Hamill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Educator

Age: 83

Birthplace: Park Slope, New York City, New York, United States of America

Pete Hamill (; born June 24, 1935) 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 ...more

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Jules Feiffer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Satirist

Age: 90

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jules Ralph Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is an American cartoonist and author, who was considered the most widely read satirist in the country. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as America's ...more
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Kent Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Kent Williams

Age: 57

Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina

Kent Robert Williams (born 1962) is an American painter and graphic novel artist. Williams, a draftsman and painter, has realized his work through various other artistic channels as well; that ...more
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Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni

Age: Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

William Hess Ward (March 6, 1919 – November 17, 1998), 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

Age: 44

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Jeremy Scott (born August 8, 1975) is an American fashion designer. He is the creative director of the fashion house Moschino and the sole owner of his namesake label. Since launching his brand ...more
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Pamela Colman Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni

Age: Dec. at 73 (1878-1951)

Birthplace: Pimlico, London, United Kingdom

Pamela Colman Smith (16 February 1878 – 18 September 1951), also nicknamed Pixie, was a British artist, illustrator, writer and occultist. She is best known for illustrating the Rider-Waite ...more
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Félix Gonzá... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 39 (1957-1996)

Birthplace: Guáimaro, Cuba

Félix González-Torres (November 26, 1957 – January 9, 1996) was a Cuban-born American visual artist. González-Torres's openly gay sexual orientation is often seen as ...more
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Jeff Morrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 86 (1907-1993)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Leslie Irving Morrow, known as Jeff Morrow (January 13, 1907 – December 26, 1993), was an American actor educated at the Pratt Institute in his native New York City. Morrow was a commercial ...more
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Kathleen McEnery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Painter, Artist

Age: Dec. at 86 (1885-1971)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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

Age: Dec. at 83 (1917-2000)

Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an African-American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. As well as a painter, storyteller, and interpreter, he was an ...more
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Jack Kirby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Inker, Editor, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 77 (1917-1994)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg (); August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was an American comic book artist, writer and editor, widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of ...more

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Paul Rand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Designer, Graphic Designer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1914-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Paul Rand (born Peretz Rosenbaum; August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996) was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, ...more
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Juan Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Sculptor, Artist

Age: Dec. at 48 (1953-2001)

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Juan Muñoz (17 June 1953 – 28 August 2001) was a Spanish sculptor, working primarily in paper maché, resin and bronze. He was also interested in the auditory arts and created ...more
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Betsey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pratt Institute Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States of America

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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