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List Rules People on this list must have gone to School of the Art Institute of Chicago and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Orson Welles and Robin Tunney.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to School of the Art Institute of Chicago?” and “Which celebrities are School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni?”

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Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Editor, Publisher, Businessperson Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but ...more

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and ...more

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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most ...more

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Lara Flynn Boyle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Model, Actor Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress. She is best known for her performances as Donna Hayward in Twin Peaks and Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble in The Practice. She has also appeared ...more

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David Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Humorist, Comedian, Screenwriter David Raymond Sedaris is an American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand ...more

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Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Illustrator, Soldier, Screenwriter Bill Maudlin was an illustrator.

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Robin Tunney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Actor Robin Jessica Tunney is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series The Mentalist, as well as previous roles in the films Encino Man, Empire Records, ...more

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Sharon Rogers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
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Melodye Prentiss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
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Georgia O'Keeffe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She is best known for her paintings ...more

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Wen Yiduo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Wen Yiduo, born Wén Jiāhuá, courtesy names Yǒusān, Youshan, was a Chinese poet and scholar.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of ...more

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Michael Shaowanasai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Artist Michael Shaowanasai, is a Thai-American artist and actor who lives in Bangkok. His works includes performance art, photography, video, film and installations. He graduated from School of Law at ...more

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Grant Wood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Artist Grant DeVolson Wood was an American painter born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American ...more

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Thomas Hart Benton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Sailor, Artist Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. His fluid, sculpted figures in his ...more

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Neysa McMein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist Neysa Moran McMein was an American illustrator and portrait painter who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Art Students League of New York. She began her career as an illustrator and ...more

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George Booth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Cartoonist George Booth V is a New Yorker cartoonist. Over time, his cartoons have become an iconic feature of the magazine. In a doodler's style, they feature everymen beset by modern complexity, ...more

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Cynthia Rowley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer Cynthia Rowley is an American fashion designer based in the West Village of New York City.

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mc chris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Film Score Composer, Rapper, Comedian Chris Ward is an actor, screenwriter and film score composer.

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Halston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston, was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s. His minimalist, clean designs, often made of cashmere or ultrasuede, were ...more

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Barbara Hale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Model, Actor Barbara Hale is an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on more than 250 episodes of the long-running Perry Mason television series and later reprising the ...more

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Nora Dunn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Nora Eloise Dunn is an American actress and comedian, known for her work on the NBC sketch variety TV series Saturday Night Live.

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Sarah Vowell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Journalist, Author, Actor Sarah Jane Vowell is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has written six nonfiction books on American ...more

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Vachel Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was an American poet. He is considered a founder of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. His extensive ...more

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Gregory La Cava is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Gregory La Cava was an American film director best known for his films of the 1930s, including My Man Godfrey and Stage Door, which earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Director.

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LeRoy Neiman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Actor, Artist LeRoy Neiman was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events.

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Richmond Barthé is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
James Richmond Barthé, also known as Richmond Barthé was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Barthé is best known for his portrayal of black ...more

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Whitney B. Halstead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Art Historian, Educator, Art critic Whitney Halstead was an American art historian, and artist. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a B.F.A and M.F.A. He taught art history at the School of the Art ...more

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Shel Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. ...more

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Leon Golub is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Artist Leon Golub was an American painter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he also studied, receiving his BA at the University of Chicago in 1942, and his BFA and MFA at the Art Institute of ...more

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John Henry Waddell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
John Henry Waddell is an American sculptor, painter and educator.

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Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Illustrator, Poet, Cartoonist Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and ...more

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Elizabeth Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Printmaker, Artist Elizabeth Murray was an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Her works are in many major public collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum ...more

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Theodore Roszak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist Theodore Roszak was a Polish-American sculptor and painter. He was born in Posen, Prussia, now Poznań, Poland, as a son of Polish parents, and emigrated to the United States at the age of two. ...more

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Richard Hunt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Sculptor Richard Hunt is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born in 1935 on Chicago's South Side. From an early age he was interested in the arts, as his mother was an artist. As a young boy, ...more

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Elizabeth Catlett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist Elizabeth Catlett was an African-American graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often had the female experience ...more

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Mike Grell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Cartoonist Mike Grell is an American comic book writer and artist, known for his work on books such as Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance.

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Jeremy Blake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Digital Artist, Artist Jeremy Blake was an American digital artist and painter. His work included projected DVD installations, Type C prints, and collaborative film projects.

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Stieg Hedlund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Game designer Stieg Hedlund is a computer and video game designer, artist, and writer with over 25 years of experience who has worked on more than 30 games in the video game industry. Although he is probably ...more

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Will McBride is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Photographer Will McBride was an American photographer in reportage, art photography and book illustration as well as a painter and sculptor.

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John Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist John Angus Chamberlain was an American sculptor. At the time of his death he resided and worked on Shelter Island, New York.

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Gahan Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Writer Gahan Wilson is an American author, cartoonist and illustrator known for his cartoons depicting horror-fantasy situations. Wilson was born in Evanston, Illinois. Since 1966, he has been married ...more

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Ivan Albright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright was an American magic realist painter and artist, most renowned for his self-portraits, character studies, and still lifes.

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Virginia Howlett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Graphic Designer Virginia Howlett is a designer and painter. With an MFA in Painting from The Art Institute of Chicago, Howlett was one of the first designers hired into Microsoft in 1985. While there, she built ...more

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Art Paul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Graphic Designer Art Paul is an American graphics designer, Art Director of Playboy through its first 30 years of publication, and the designer of the Playboy rabbit-head logo.

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James Earle Fraser is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
James Earle Fraser Artist James Earle Fraser was an American sculptors during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures.

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Nancy Spero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist Nancy Spero was an American visual artist.

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Fred Hultstrand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Fred Hultstrand Photographer Fred Hultstrand was a professional photographer. His photography helped document life in the U.S. state of North Dakota in the early 20th century.

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Ida Applebroog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Painter, Artist Ida Applebroog is an American painter currently living and working in New York. Since the 1970s Applebroog has been known for creating paintings, sculptures, artists' books and several films ...more

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Claes Oldenburg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Alumni
Artist Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture ...more