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

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

This is a list that includes graduates like Chuck Close and Brice Marden.

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

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Chuck Close is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Actor, Artist, Photographer Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Close is known for using creative and ...more

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Julian Alden Twachtman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Painter, Artist Julian Alden Twachtman (1882-1974) was an American painter. His father was American artist John Henry Twachtman.

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Gregory Crewdson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Artist, Photographer Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged scenes of American homes and neighborhoods.

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Fred Sandback is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Sculptor Fred Sandback was a minimalist conceptual-based sculptor known for his yarn sculptures, drawings, and prints. His estate is represented by David Zwirner, New York.

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Robert Mangold is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Artist Robert Mangold is an American minimalist artist.

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Jonathan Borofsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Jonathan Borofsky Artist Jonathan Borofsky is an American sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in Ogunquit, Maine.

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Jennifer Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Jennifer Bartlett Artist Jennifer Losch Bartlett is an American artist. Her work combines abstract and representational styles.

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Brice Marden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Painter, Artist Brice Marden, is an American artist, generally described as Minimalist, although it is difficult to categorize his work. He lives and works in New York City; Tivoli, New York; Hydra, Greece; and ...more

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Abelardo Morell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Photographer Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based photographer represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City.

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Eva Hesse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Artist Eva Hesse, was a Jewish German-born American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ushered in the ...more

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Lisa Yuskavage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Artist Lisa Yuskavage is a contemporary American visual artist primarily known for her figurative oil paintings depicting the female form. She currently lives and works in New York City.

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Nancy Graves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Nancy Graves Artist Nancy Graves was an American sculptor, painter, printmaker, and sometime-filmmaker known for her focus on natural phenomena like camels or maps of the moon. Her works are included in many public ...more

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Richard Serra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Artist Richard Serra is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large-scale assemblies of sheet metal. Serra was involved in the Process Art Movement. He lives and works ...more

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Susanna Coffey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Susanna Coffey Artist Susanna J. Coffey is an American artist who was born in New London, Connecticut. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, ...more

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Katy Grannan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Katy Grannan Photographer Katy Grannan is an American portrait photographer. She is currently working on her first feature-length film, The Nine.

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Tony Ray-Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Tony Ray-Jones Photographer Tony Ray-Jones was an English photographer.

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Dawoud Bey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Photographer Dawoud Bey is an American photographer renowned for his large-scale color portraits of adolescents and other often marginalized subjects. Born David Edward Smikle in New York City's Jamaica, ...more

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Victor Moscoso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Victor Moscoso Victor Moscoso is a Galician-American artist best known for producing psychedelic rock posters, advertisements, and underground comix in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s. Moscoso was the ...more

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Wangechi Mutu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Sculptor, Screenwriter, Artist Wangechi Mutu is an artist and sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Mutu is considered by many to be one of the most important contemporary African artists of recent years, and ...more

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Emery Bopp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Emery Bopp Emery Bopp was an artist and long-time chairman of the Division of Art, Bob Jones University.

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Kyle Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Title Designer, Television Editor Kyle Cooper is an American designer of motion picture title sequences. Cooper was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and studied interior architecture at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He then ...more

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Sean Landers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Sean Landers Sean Landers is an American artist. He is best known for using his personal experience as public subject matter and for utilizing diverse styles and media in a performative manner. Through the ...more

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Julie Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Julie Heffernan Julie Heffernan is an American painter whose work has been described by the writer Rebecca Solnit as "a new kind of history painting." Her imaginative landscapes feature such elements ...more

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Varujan Boghosian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Varujan Boghosian Varujan Yegan Boghosian is an American artist, best known for his sculptures and assemblages. Since 1958 he has held teaching positions at the University of Florida, Cooper Union, Pratt ...more

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Rudolph F. Zallinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Rudolph F. Zallinger Rudolph Franz Zallinger was an American-based Austrian-Russian artist notable for his mural The Age of Reptiles at Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History. His painting of the ...more

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Maria Ogedengbe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Maria Ogedengbe Maria Ogedengbe, née Creyts, is an American artist whose production straddles disciplines of photography, design, assemblage, and installation art. Ogedengbe, who earned her BFA at Kansas ...more

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Garson Yu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Yale School Of Art Alumni
Title Designer Garson Yu is founder/creative director of yU+co in Hollywood, California. Born in Hong Kong in 1961, Garson attended the Yale School of Art on the Norman Ives Scholarship in 1985. Upon ...more