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Famous San Francisco Art Institute Alumni

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    Jerry Garcia

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist

    AgeDec. at 52 (1942-1995)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the...  more

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    BirthplaceSanger, California

    Manuel Neri (born April 12, 1930) is an American sculptor who is recognized for his life-size figurative sculptures in plaster, bronze, and marble. In Neri's work with the figure, he conveys an...  more
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    Annie Leibovitz

    Artist, Photographer


    BirthplaceWaterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

    Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (; born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. She is best known for her engaging portraits—particularly of celebrities—which often feature subjects in...  more

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    #13 of 33 The Most Controversial Photographers Of All Time#134 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion

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    Devendra Banhart

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Devendra Obi Banhart (born May 30, 1981) is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas and was raised by his mother in Venezuela, until he moved to...  more

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    Ruby Rose Neri is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. She was born and raised in California’s Bay Area, drawing creative influence from her parents and their friends. Her father is Manuel...  more
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    AgeDec. at 63 (1871-1935)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Granville Richard Seymour Redmond (March 9, 1871 – May 24, 1935) was an American landscape painter and exponent of Tonalism and California Impressionism. He was also an occasional actor for his...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Enrique Chagoya (born 1953) is a Mexican-born painter and printmaker. His subject is the changing nature of culture. ...  more
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    Robert Graham

    Sculptor, Actor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1938-2008)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Robert Graham (August 19, 1938 – December 27, 2008) was a Mexican-born American sculptor based in the state of California in the United States. His monumental bronzes commemorate the human figure,...  more
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    Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Alternative NameMary-Lynn Rajskub

    Mary Lynn Rajskub (; born June 22, 1971) is an American actress and comedian, best known for portraying Chloe O'Brian in the Fox action thriller series 24. She appeared on HBO's Mr. Show, and in the...  more

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    #205 of 250 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#22 of 33 The 33 Most Stunning And Odd-Looking Women

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    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

    Alternative NameGale Harold

    Gale Morgan Harold III (born July 10, 1969) is an American actor, known for his leading and recurring roles on Queer as Folk, Deadwood, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, The Secret Circle and...  more
  • 11

    Lance Acord

    Film Producer, Cinematographer


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Lance Acord (born September 9, 1964) A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. Acord was born in Fresno County, California. He attended Sir Francis Drake High School's School Within A School (S.W.A.S.)...  more
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    Don Ed Hardy is an American tattoo artist raised in Southern California. Hardy is best known for his tattoo work and his eponymous apparel and accessories brand Ed Hardy....  more
  • 13

    Lewis Baltz

    Artist, Photographer


    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    Lewis Baltz (September 12, 1945 – November 22, 2014) was a visual artist and photographer who became an important figure in the New Topographics movement of the late 1970s. His work has been...  more
  • 14

    AgeDec. at 70 (1922-1993)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Richard Diebenkorn (April 22, 1922 – March 30, 1993) was an American painter and printmaker. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ronnie Landfield (born January 9, 1947) is an American abstract painter. During his early career from the mid-1960s through the 1970s his paintings were associated with Lyrical Abstraction, (related...  more
  • 16

    Carol Doda

    Stripper, Go-go dancing


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Carol Ann Doda (August 29, 1937 – November 9, 2015) was a topless dancer in San Francisco, California, who was active from the 1960s through the 1980s. She was the first public topless dancer.In 1964...  more
  • 17

    Kathryn Bigelow

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceSan Carlos, California, United States of America

    Kathryn Ann Bigelow (; born November 27, 1951) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Covering a wide range of genres, her films include Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991),...  more

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    Mollie Katzen

    Author, Writer


    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Mollie Katzen (born October 13, 1950 in Rochester, New York, U.S.) is an American chef, cookbook author and artist. She is best known for her vegetarian cookbook, the Moosewood Cookbook (1974),...  more
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    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Paul McCarthy (born August 4, 1945) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California....  more
  • 20

    Doris Lee

    Painter, Printmaker

    AgeDec. at 77 (1905-1983)

    BirthplaceAledo, Illinois

    Doris Emrick Lee (February 1, 1905 – June 16, 1983) was an American painter known for her figurative painting and printmaking. She won the Logan Medal of the Arts from the Chicago Art Institute in...  more
  • 21

    Alan M. Clark

    Illustrator, Novelist


    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    Alan Marshall Clark is an author and an artist who is best known as the illustrator and book cover painter of many pieces of horror fiction. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First...  more
  • 22

    Elizabeth Falkner

    Businessperson, Pastry chef


    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Elizabeth Falkner (born February 12, 1966) is an American consulting chef. She is currently residing and working in New York and has been cooking since 1990. She frequently appears as a competitor...  more
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    BirthplaceBerkeley, California

    Michael Heizer is a contemporary artist specializing in large-scale sculptures and earth art. He currently lives and works in Hiko, Nevada....  more
  • 24


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

    Ronald "Ron" Davis (born 1937), is an American painter whose work is associated with Geometric abstraction, Abstract Illusionism, Lyrical Abstraction, Hard-edge painting, Shaped canvas painting,...  more
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    AgeDec. at 74 (1916-1991)

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California

    Elmer Nelson Bischoff (July 9, 1916 – March 2, 1991) was a visual artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bischoff, along with Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, was part of the post-World War II...  more