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Famous School Of Visual Arts Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Painter, Businessperson


    BirthplaceBossier 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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  • 2
    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew 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 almost...  more

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  • 3
    Novelist, Cartoonist


    BirthplaceLos 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
  • 4
    Artist, Film Director


    BirthplaceFairfield, 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
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 31 (1958-1990)

    BirthplaceReading, 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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  • 6
    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    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 Style,...  more
  • 7
    Editor, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 85 (1935-2020)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Park Slope

    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 his...  more
  • 8

    AgeDec. at 78 (1928-2007)

    BirthplaceHartford, 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 1960s with his...  more
  • 9
    Inker, Penciller


    BirthplaceJohnstown, 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 Spider-Man...  more
  • 10
    Sailor, Cartoonist

    AgeDec. at 54 (1927-1981)

    BirthplaceMenahga, 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 was...  more
  • 11
    Editor, Cartoonist

    AgeDec. at 60 (1937-1998)

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    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 his...  more
  • 12
    Cartoonist, Artist


    BirthplacePeekskill, 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 artist to...  more
  • 13
    Screenwriter, Cartoonist


    BirthplaceHollywood, 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
  • 14
    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceRio 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
  • 15
    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplacePortland, 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 of...  more
  • 16


    BirthplaceSaugerties, 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 1981...  more
  • 17
    VJ, Actor


    BirthplaceIndia, Mumbai

    Rahul Khanna (born 20 June 1972) is an Indian actor. He is the son of late actor Vinod Khanna....  more
  • 18
    Cartoonist, Comics artist


    BirthplaceLos 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 REVEALED: The Unsung...  more
  • 19
    Tattoo artist, Presenter


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    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....  more
  • 20
    Editor, Cartoonist


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    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, such as...  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceBoston, 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 is...  more
  • 22


    BirthplaceIthica, 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....  more
  • 23


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

  • 24
    Artist, Philosopher


    BirthplaceNew 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
  • 25
    Illustrator, Author

    BirthplaceTemple, 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 Medal...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to School of Visual Arts and be of some renown.