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Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni

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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

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

Jared Joseph Leto (; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved ...more

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Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 53

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

Bryan Jay Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American director, producer and writer of film and television. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and has produced or co-produced ...more

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Phil Jimenez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Writer

Age: 48

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Phil Jimenez (born July 12, 1970) is an American comics 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 ...more
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David LaChapelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist, Film Director, Photographer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963) is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, and film director. He is best known for his photography, which often ...more
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Keith Haring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 32 (1958-1990)

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania

Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.Haring's work grew to ...more

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Chris Stein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 69

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

Christopher Stein (born January 5, 1950) 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 ...more
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Pete Hamill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts 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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Sol LeWitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 79 (1928-2007)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

Solomon "Sol" LeWitt (September 9, 1928 – April 8, 2007) was an American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism.LeWitt came to fame in the late ...more
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Steve Ditko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Inker, Penciller, Cartoonist

Age: 91

Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Stephen John Ditko (; November 2, 1927 – c. June 29, 2018) was an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes ...more

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Wally Wood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sailor, Cartoonist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1927-1981)

Birthplace: Menahga, Minnesota

Wallace Allan Wood (June 17, 1927 – November 2, 1981) 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 ...more
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Archie Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Editor, Cartoonist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 61 (1937-1998)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Archie Goodwin (September 8, 1937 – March 1, 1998) 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 ...more
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Herb Trimpe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist, Artist

Age: 79

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York

Herbert William Trimpe (; May 26, 1939 – April 13, 2015) was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first ...more
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Dash Shaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Animator

Age: 35

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Dash Shaw is a U.S. comic book writer/artist and animator. He is the author of the graphic novels Cosplayers, Doctors, New School, and Bottomless Belly Button, published by Fantagraphics. ...more
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Carlos Saldanha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator

Age: 54

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carlos Saldanha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaʁluz sawˈdɐɲa]; born January 24, 1965) is a Brazilian director, producer and animator of animated films who works with Blue Sky Studios. He was the ...more
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Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series ...more
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Joe Sinnott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sailor

Age: 92

Birthplace: Saugerties, New York

Joe Sinnott (; born October 16, 1926) 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 ...more
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Rahul Khanna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
VJ, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Rahul Khanna (born 20 June 1972) is an Indian actor. He is the son of late actor Vinod Khanna.
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Gene Bilbrew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist, Comics artist

Age: Dec. at 51 (1923-1974)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Eugene "Gene" Bilbrew (June 29, 1923 – May 1974) was an African-American vocal group singer, cartoonist, and "bizarre art" pioneer. As noted in the biography, GENE BILBREW ...more
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Chris Garver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Tattoo artist, Presenter

Age: 48

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Chris Garver (born September 11, 1970) is an American tattoo artist and television personality, best known for his appearance on the TLC reality television show Miami Ink.
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Joe Quesada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Editor, Cartoonist, Actor

Age: 57

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

Joseph Quesada (; born December 1, 1962) is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, and television producer. He became known in the 1990s for his work on various Valiant Comics books, ...more
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Sarah Sze is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Sculptor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Sarah Sze (; born 1969) is a contemporary artist known for sculpture and installation works that employ everyday objects to create multimedia landscapes. Sze lives and works in New York City and ...more
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Tim Sale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist

Age: 62

Birthplace: Ithica, New York

Tim Sale (born May 1, 1956) is an American Eisner Award-winning comics artist. He is primarily known for his collaborations with writer Jeph Loeb.
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Bob Fingerman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Cartoonist

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Adrian Piper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Artist, Philosopher

Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Adrian Margaret Smith Piper (born September 20, 1948) is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. Her work addresses how and why those involved in more than one discipline may experience ...more
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Brian Floca is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni
Illustrator, Author, Writer

Birthplace: Temple, Texas

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