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List Rules People on this list must have gone to School of Visual Arts and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Jared Leto and Fred Armisen.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to School of Visual Arts?” and “Which celebrities are School of Visual Arts alumni?”

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Painter, Businessperson, Guitarist Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan ...more

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Annie Sprinkle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Pornographic actor, Magazine editor, Stripper Annie M. Sprinkle is an American sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer and sex film producer. She received ...more

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Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Bryan Jay Singer is an American film and television director, film and television producer, story writer, screenwriter, and actor. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and he has ...more

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Phil Jimenez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Writer Phil Jimenez is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his work as writer/artist on Wonder Woman from 2000 to 2003, as one of the five pencilers of the 2005-2006 miniseries Infinite ...more

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David LaChapelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist, Film Director, Photographer David LaChapelle is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist. He is best known for his photography, which often references art ...more

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Keith Haring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist Keith Allen Haring was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. ...more

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Chris Stein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter Christopher "Chris" Stein is the co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band, Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film, Wild Style, ...more

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Pete Hamill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts 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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Sol LeWitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist Solomon "Sol" LeWitt was an American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism. LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and ...more

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Steve Ditko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Inker, Penciller, Cartoonist Stephen J. "Steve" Ditko is an American comic book artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. ...more

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Wally Wood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sailor, Cartoonist, Writer Wallace Allan Wood was an American comic book writer, artist and independent publisher, best known for his work on EC Comics's Mad and Marvel's Daredevil. He was one of Mad's founding ...more

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Archie Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Editor, Cartoonist, Writer Archie Goodwin was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist. He worked on a number of comic strips in addition to comic books, and is best known for his Warren and Marvel Comics work. ...more

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Herb Trimpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist, Artist Herbert W. "Herb" Trimpe was an American comic book artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for ...more

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Dash Shaw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Animator Dash Shaw is a U.S. comic book writer/artist and animator. He is the author of the graphic novels Love Eats Brains published by Odd God Press, GardenHead published by Meathaus, The Mother's ...more

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Carlos Saldanha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films who works with Blue Sky Studios. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Rio 2, and the ...more

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Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Bill Plympton is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face and his series ...more

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Joe Sinnott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sailor Joe Sinnott is an American comic book artist. Working primarily as an inker, Sinnott is best known for his long stint on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981, initially over the ...more

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Rahul Khanna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
VJ, Actor Rahul Khanna is an Indian actor.

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Gene Bilbrew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist, Comics artist Eugene "Gene" Bilbrew was an African-American cartoonist and fetish artist. In addition to signing his work with his own name, he drew under a range of pseudonyms, including ENEG, Van

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Chris Garver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Tattoo artist, Presenter Chris Garver is a tattoo artist featured on the TLC reality television show Miami Ink. Garver was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended The Pittsburgh High School for the ...more

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Joe Quesada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Editor, Cartoonist, Actor Joseph "Joe" Quesada is an American comic book editor, writer and artist. He became known in the 1990s for his work on various Valiant Comics books, such as Ninjak and Solar, Man of ...more

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Sarah Sze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sculptor Sarah Sze is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York City. Sze uses ordinary objects to create sculptures and site-specific installations. She was the United States Representative ...more

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Tim Sale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist Tim Sale is an American Eisner Award-winning comic book artist. He is primarily known for his collaborations with writer Jeph Loeb.

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Bob Fingerman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist Bob Fingerman is an American comic book writer/artist born in Queens, New York, who is best known for his comic series Minimum Wage. In 1984, while still a student at New York’s School of Visual ...more

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Adrian Piper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist, Philosopher Adrian Margaret Smith Piper is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. Her work addresses ostracism, otherness, racial "passing," and racism. She attended the School of Visual ...more

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Brian Floca is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Illustrator, Author, Writer Brian Floca is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for illustrating books written by Avi and for nonfiction picture books. In 2014, he won the Caldecott ...more

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Federico Castelluccio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Screenwriter Federico Castelluccio is an Italian American actor and professional visual artist, who is best known for his role as Furio Giunta on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.

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Max Martini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director Maximilian Carlo "Max" Martini is an American film, theater and television actor known for his roles as Corporal Fred Henderson in Saving Private Ryan, Wiley in Level 9, First Sergeant ...more

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Robin Byrd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Pornographic actor, Television director, Businessperson Robin Byrd is an American former pornographic actress and the host of The Robin Byrd Show, which has appeared on Leased access cable television in New York City since 1977.

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Trevor Moore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Trevor Paul Moore is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, producer and musician, best known as the founding member of the New York City-based comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' Know, ...more

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James Jean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
James Jean Artist James Jean is a Taiwanese American visual artist, known for both his commercial work and fine art gallery work. He is known in the American comics industry as a cover artist for various books ...more

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Kyle Baker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist, Animator, Writer Kyle John Baker is an American cartoonist, comic book writer-artist, and animator known for his graphic novels and for a 2000s revival of the series Plastic Man. Baker has won numerous Eisner ...more

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Aaron Augenblick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Aaron Augenblick is a cartoon animator from the United States of America currently involved, among other things, in Ugly Americans, a series on Comedy Central.

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John R. Dilworth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Jonathan "John" Robert Dilworth, a.k.a. "Dilly", is an American animator, director and actor. He is best known as the producer, director, writer, and creator of the animated ...more

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Samuel Bayer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cinematographer, Music video director, Visual Artist Samuel David Bayer is an American visual artist, cinematographer, commercial, music video and film director. Bayer was born in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from New York City’s School of ...more

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Harris Savides is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cinematographer, Actor Harris Savides was an American cinematographer. Notable films include Gus Van Sant's "young death" trilogy, and the Van Sant films Milk, Finding Forrester, and Restless; David ...more

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James Sturm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Editor, Publisher, Cartoonist James Sturm is an American cartoonist and co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. Sturm is also the founder of the National Association of Comics Art ...more

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Lorna Simpson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist, Photographer Lorna Simpson is an African-American artist and photographer who made her name in the 1980s and 1990s with artworks such as Guarded Conditions and Square Deal.

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John Paul Leon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
John Paul Leon John Paul Leon is an American comic book artist, known for his work on the Milestone Comics series Static, and the Marvel Comics limited series Earth X.

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Al Williamson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Illustrator, Cartoonist Alfonso "Al" Williamson was an American cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator specializing in adventure, Western and science-fiction/fantasy. Born in New York City, he spent ...more

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George Woodbridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
George Woodbridge George Woodbridge was an American illustrator known for his exhaustive research and historical accuracy, and for his 44-year run as a contributor to MAD Magazine. He was sometimes referred to as ...more

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Michael Giacchino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor Michael Giacchino is an American composer who has composed scores for movies, television series and video games. Some of his most notable works include the scores to television series such as ...more

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Sam Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sam Brown Comedian, Actor, Writer Samuel Kelly "Sam" Brown is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' Know, founded by Trevor Moore and ...more

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Joseph Kosuth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist Joseph Kosuth, is an American conceptual artist. He lives in New York and London, after residing in various cities in Europe, including Ghent, Rome and Berlin.

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Andrew Zuckerman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Film Director, Photographer Andrew Zuckerman is an American filmmaker and photographer. He is best known for creating hyper-real images set against stark white backgrounds. His subjects have included birds, endangered ...more

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Barbara Kruger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist, Photographer Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist. Much of her work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with declarative captions—in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica ...more

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Jay Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Editor, Writer Jay Malcolm Kennedy was an American editor and writer. He joined King Features Syndicate in 1988 as deputy comics editor and became comics editor one year later. He began as King Features' ...more

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Todd Radom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Todd Radom Graphic Designer Todd Radom is a graphic designer who is responsible for many of the logos used by American sports teams. His designs include the current logos of the Washington Nationals and Anaheim Angels. ...more

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Violet Barclay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Violet Barclay Violet Barclay, who also worked under the name Valerie Barclay and the married name Valerie Smith, was an American illustrator best known as one of the pioneering female comic-book artists, ...more

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Zach Cregger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Zachary Michael "Zach" Cregger is an American actor, writer, director and producer. He first came to prominence as a member of the New York City-based comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' ...more