San Francisco Art Institute

Discover the notable alumni of San Francisco Art Institute. The list includes people like Jerry Garcia, Kehinde Wiley, Don Ed Hardy, Christian Audigier & Michael Heizer. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, artists & painters, singers, musicians and photographers etc.
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Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")
Jerry Garcia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia had an illustrious 30-year career as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone ranked him 13th on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was known for his improvisations, participated in many side projects, and released several solo albums.

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Kathryn Bigelow
(Film director)
Kathryn Bigelow
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Carlos, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Annie Leibovitz
(Portrait Photographer Who is Known for Her Engaging Portraits of Celebrities in Intimate Settings)
Annie Leibovitz
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Anna-Lou Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer whose career is defined by intimate photographs of celebrities, as exemplified by her famous portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, hours before the English musician’s murder. The Rolling Stone magazine provided the platform for her photographic talent during the early years of her career. She was involved in a controversy over an apparent topless photo of Miley Cyrus.

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Devendra Banhart
(American Singer-Songwriter and Visual Artist and a Pioneer of Psychedelic Folk Music)
Devendra Banhart
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Born in the US, to a Venezuelan mother and an American father, American singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart grew up to be a major pillar of the New Weird America movement of psychedelic folk music. He is known for his lo-fi recordings and is also a talented visual artist who experiments with mixed media.

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Kehinde Wiley
(Painter)
Kehinde Wiley
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Birthdate: February 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 6 
Gale Harold
(Actor)
Gale Harold
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Stewart Brand
(Writer)
Stewart Brand
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
 8 
Don Ed Hardy
(American Tattoo Artist)
Don Ed Hardy
1
Birthdate: 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
 9 
Christian Audigier
(Designer, Fashion designer)
Christian Audigier
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Avignon
Died: July 9, 2015

Best known for launching the brands Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, French designer Christian Audigier had designed everything from clothes to hats and had even released collections of perfume. He was known for his tattoo lifestyle theme, which included sequins, bright colors, and images of skulls and roses.

 10 
Paul McCarthy
(Contemporary artist)
Paul McCarthy
1
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
 11 
Stan Brakhage
(Filmmaker)
Stan Brakhage
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: March 9, 2003
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Robert Graham
(sculptor, architect)
Robert Graham
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: December 27, 2008
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Michael Heizer
(Artist, Painter)
Michael Heizer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkeley
 14 
Sam Francis
(Painter)
Sam Francis
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Birthdate: June 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Mateo, California
Died: November 4, 1994
 15 
Menno Meyjes
(Screenwriter)
Menno Meyjes
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Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
 16 
Hernán Jiménez
(Film actor, Film director, Screenwriter)
Hernán Jiménez
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
 17 
Luis Mandoki
(Film Director)
Luis Mandoki
0
Birthdate: August 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
 18 
Virginia Lee Burton
(Illustrator)
Virginia Lee Burton
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 15, 1968
 19 
Ralph Gibson
(Photographer)
Ralph Gibson
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 20 
Lewis Baltz
(Visual artist)
Lewis Baltz
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States
Died: November 22, 2014
 21 
John Hench
(Artist)
John Hench
0
Birthdate: June 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: February 5, 2004
 22 
Alex Anderson
(Cartoonist)
Alex Anderson
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Birthdate: September 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: October 22, 2010
 23 
Jim Goldberg
(photographer)
Jim Goldberg
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven
 24 
Sargent Claude Johnson
(Artist)
Sargent Claude Johnson
1
Birthdate: October 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 10, 1967
 25 
Michael Glawogger
(Film Director)
Michael Glawogger
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Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: April 22, 2014
 26 
Pirkle Jones
(Photographer)
Pirkle Jones
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 15, 2009
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Honoré Desmond Sharrer
(Artist)
Honoré Desmond Sharrer
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Birthdate: July 12, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 2009