Pratt Institute

Discover the notable alumni of Pratt Institute. The list includes people like Martin Landau, Harvey Fierstein, Paul Rand, Allen Funt & George Segal. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, media personalities, film & theater personalities, writers and artists & painters etc.
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Fred Trump
(American Real Estate Developer and Father of Former US President 'Donald Trump')
Fred Trump
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 25, 1999
Fred Trump, father of Donald Trump, was a well-known real estate developer who built more than 27 thousand apartments in New York. Having lost his father early, Fred ventured into construction business with his mother when he was fifteen. Determined, he built himself a huge fortune but controversies surrounded him too including an investigation for not renting to black families.
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Rob Zombie
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal band 'White Zombie')
Rob Zombie
28
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

 3 
Martin Landau
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Birthdate: June 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2017
Martin Landau is best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood and his Golden Globe-winning role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream. He had initially been a cartoonist for the Daily News. Fans also loved him in the series Mission: Impossible and Space:1999.
 4 
Harvey Fierstein
(Actor Best Known for His Work in the 'Torch Song Trilogy' and 'Hairspray')
Harvey Fierstein
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Birthdate: June 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Tony-winning Harvey Fierstein is best known for his stage performances in plays such as the Torch Song Trilogy and Hairspray, and for his roles in movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. He has also voiced Yao in Mulan and Mulan II. He is an LGBT rights activist, too.

 5 
Betsey Johnson
(Costume designer)
Betsey Johnson
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wethersfield
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Paul Rand
(Art Director)
Paul Rand
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 26, 1996
 8 
Robert Mapplethorpe
(American Photographer Best Known for His Black-And-White Photographs)
Robert Mapplethorpe
60
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Floral Park, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1989

Best known for his black and white photographs, Robert Mapplethorpe chose homoerotic themes to express himself. His male nudes reflected the gay BDSM subculture of New York. His works also included flowers, still lifes, and portraits of celebrities. The gay photographer-artist eventually died of aids.

 9 
Phoebe Robinson
(Comedian)
Phoebe Robinson
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Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
 10 
Djuna Barnes
(Artist)
Djuna Barnes
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Birthdate: June 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Storm King Mountain, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 1982
 11 
Allen Funt
(Television Host)
Allen Funt
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Birthdate: September 16, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: September 5, 1999
 12 
George Lincoln Rockwell
(American Far-right Political Activist and Commander of the American Nazi Party (1959 - 1967))
George Lincoln Rockwell
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Died: August 25, 1967

George Lincoln Rockwell was an American politician. A neo-Nazi, Rockwell was discharged from the US Navy due to his political views. He denied the Holocaust and considered Hitler 'the White savior of the 20th century'. He also joined hands with other neo-Nazi groups and led the World Union of National Socialists. He is credited with founding the American Nazi Party.

 13 
Sylvia Plachy
(Hungarian-American Photographer Best Known for Weekly Pictures in 'The Village Voice')
Sylvia Plachy
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Born in Hungary, Sylvia Plachy fled to the US with her family after the Hungarian Revolution. Now a renowned photographer, she is mainly known for her stint with the US newsweekly The Village Voice. A Guggenheim fellow and a Lucie Award winner, she is also the mother of Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody.

 14 
Ellsworth Kelly
(Sculptor, Painter, Artist)
Ellsworth Kelly
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Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newburgh (city), New York
Died: December 27, 2015

Ellsworth Kelly was an American sculptor, painter, and printmaker best remembered for his association with Color Field painting, hard-edge painting, and minimalism. Over the course of his illustrious career, Kelly was honored with several prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Edward MacDowell Medal.

 15 
Jeremy Scott
(Fashion designer)
Jeremy Scott
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Arnold Lobel
(Writer)
Arnold Lobel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 4, 1987
 17 
Félix González-Torres
(American Visual Artist Known for His Quiet, Minimal Installations and Sculptures)
Félix González-Torres
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Birthdate: November 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guáimaro, Cuba
Died: January 9, 1996

Félix González-Torres was an American visual artist best remembered for his sculptures and minimal installations made out of everyday objects like lightbulbs, stacks of paper, clocks, and packaged hard candies. In 2010, his 1992 piece Untitled sold for $4.6 million at an auction. Félix González-Torres died at the age of 38 due to complications from AIDS.

 18 
Daniel Clowes
(Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Writer)
Daniel Clowes
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Birthdate: April 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
 19 
Stefan Sagmeister
(designer, typographer, graphic designer)
Stefan Sagmeister
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bregenz

Renowned Austrian graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister had initially aspired to be an engineer but later changed his mind. He now owns the company Sagmeister Inc., which has designed album covers for some of the best talents in the music industry, such as The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.

 20 
Victoria de Lesseps
(Visual artist)
Victoria de Lesseps
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Birthdate: 1994 AD
Birthplace: United States
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William Van Alen
(Architect)
William Van Alen
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: May 24, 1954
William Van Alen was an American architect best remembered for overseeing the design of the famous Chrysler Building in New York City. Many of his innovations, such as curved glass corner windows and storefront windows, went on to become a standard practice in American architecture. Van Alen Institute, an independent nonprofit architectural organization, is named in his honor. 
 22 
Jules Feiffer
(Writer, Screenwriter, University teacher, Children's writer, Comics artist, Journalist)
Jules Feiffer
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Birthdate: January 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
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Gertrude Käsebier
(Photographer)
Gertrude Käsebier
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 18, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines
Died: October 12, 1934
 24 
Gwendolyn B. Bennett
(Former artist, writer, and journalist who contributed to Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, which chronicled cultural advancements during the Harlem Renaissance)
Gwendolyn B. Bennett
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Birthdate: July 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Giddings, Texas, United States
Died: May 30, 1981
 25 
Max Weber
(Painter)
Max Weber
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Birthdate: April 18, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
Died: October 4, 1961
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David Levine
(Artist)
David Levine
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Birthdate: December 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 29, 2009
 27 
Ping Chong
(American Theater Director, Choreographer, and Installation Artist)
Ping Chong
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Ping Chong is an American theater director, choreographer, and installation artist. A pioneer of interdisciplinary theater, Chong has achieved international fame as the creator of interdisciplinary theater work. Ping Chong is also widely regarded as an influential figure in the Asian American arts movement.

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Guy Bolton
(Playwright)
Guy Bolton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Broxbourne, England
Died: September 4, 1979
 29 
Jan Groover
(Photographer)
Jan Groover
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 1, 2012
 30 
Mary Elizabeth Wood
(Librarian)
Mary Elizabeth Wood
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elba, New York, United States
Died: May 1, 1931
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Katherine Sophie Dreier
(American Artist)
Katherine Sophie Dreier
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Birthdate: September 10, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 29, 1952

Katherine Dreier was not just an artist but also a social reformer. Born to German immigrants in the US, she studied art as a child and later represented the women’s suffrage movement. She also co-established Société Anonyme, a hub for art collectors, and was known for her abstract art creations.

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Tony Schwartz
(Inventor)
Tony Schwartz
1
Birthdate: August 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 15, 2008
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Lloyd Espenschied
(Engineer)
Lloyd Espenschied
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 27, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: June 21, 1986
 34 
Helen Sewell
(Artist)
Helen Sewell
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Birthdate: June 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States
Died: February 24, 1957
 35 
Swoon
(graffiti artist)
Swoon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Daytona Beach
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Gene Federico
(Designer)
Gene Federico
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 8, 1999
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Robert J. Wilson
Robert J. Wilson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waco