13 Notable alumni of
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is 2843rd in the world, 954th in North America, and 905th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 13 notable alumni from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. James Rosenquist

    James Rosenquist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2017 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    sculptordesignerpainterprintmakerphotographer
    Biography

    James Rosenquist was an American artist and one of the proponents of the pop art movement. Drawing from his background working in sign painting, Rosenquist's pieces often explored the role of advertising and consumer culture in art and society, utilizing techniques he learned making commercial art to depict popular cultural icons and mundane everyday objects. While his works have often been compared to those from other key figures of the pop art movement, such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Rosenquist's pieces were unique in the way that they often employed elements of surrealism using fragments of advertisements and cultural imagery to emphasize the overwhelming nature of ads. He was a 2001 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

  2. Dan Jurgens

    Dan Jurgens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    comics artistnovelistcomics writerwriter
    Biography

    Dan Jurgens is an American comic book writer and artist. He is known for his work on the DC comic book storyline "The Death of Superman" and for creating characters such as Doomsday, Hank Henshaw and Booster Gold. Jurgens had a lengthy run on the Superman comic books including The Adventures of Superman, Superman vol. 2 and Action Comics. At Marvel, Jurgens worked on series such as Captain America, The Sensational Spider-Man and was the writer on Thor for seven years. He also had a brief run as writer and artist on Solar for Valiant Comics in 1995.

  3. Wanda Gág

    Wanda Gág
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1946 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    visual artistchildren's writerprintmakerwriterdrawer
    Biography

    Wanda Hazel Gág /ˈɡɑːɡ/ was an American artist, author, translator, and illustrator. She is best known for writing and illustrating the children's book Millions of Cats, the oldest American picture book still in print. Gág was also a noted print-maker, receiving international recognition and awards. Growing Pains, a book of excerpts from the diaries of her teen and young adult years, received widespread critical acclaim. Two of her books were awarded Newbery Honors and two received Caldecott Honors.

  4. Wayne Boring

    Wayne Boring
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1987 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    pencillerartist
    Biography

    Wayne Boring was an American comic book artist best known for his work on Superman from the late 1940s to 1950s. He occasionally used the pseudonym Jack Harmon.

  5. Mark Mallman

    Mark Mallman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Mark Mallman is a Minnesota musician, film composer, and memoirist. Since 1998, he has released eight full-length studio albums, The End Is Not the End (2016) being his most recent.

  6. John Flannagan

    John Flannagan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1942 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    drawersculptorartist
    Biography

    John Bernard Flannagan was an American sculptor. Along with Robert Laurent and William Zorach, he is known as one of the first practitioners of direct carving (also known as taille directe) in the United States.

  7. Lucile Blanch

    Lucile Blanch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1981 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Lucile E. Blanch, née Lundquist,, was an American painter and Guggenheim Fellow. She was noted for her murals, commissioned by the government during the Great Depression years of the 1930s to create a more uplifting environment.

  8. Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

    Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    writercomics artist
    Biography

    Rosemary Valero-O'Connell is an American illustrator and cartoonist. She is known for her work with DC Comics and BOOM! Studios.

  9. Patricia Olson

    Patricia Olson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Patricia Olson is an American graphic designer, painter, feminist artist, and educator whose works are categorized as figurative art. Olson was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her B.A. in studio art from Macalester College in 1973, and her M.F.A. in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1998. Olson's work has been on exhibition continuously throughout the United States since 1973, sometimes in group exhibitions, and sometimes in solo exhibitions. She has works that are part of permanent collections throughout the United States as well.

  10. Linda Berglin

    Linda Berglin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politiciangraphic designer
    Biography

    Linda Lee Berglin is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 61, which includes portions of the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, she was first elected to the Senate in 1980, and was re-elected in each election until she resigned on August 15, 2011, to take a position with Hennepin County. Prior to the 1982 and 1992 redistricting, the area was known as District 59 and District 60, respectively.

  11. AnnMarie Thomas

    AnnMarie Thomas
    Occupations
    mechanical engineerblogger
    Biography

    AnnMarie Thomas is a mechanical engineer, author, blogger, and advocate for early engineering education. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to attain both an M.S. (2002) and Ph.D (2006) in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Additionally, she has her certification in Sustainable Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2012). She is currently Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, and the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her research interests include engineering pedagogy and education for PK-12 students, design for aging populations, as well as synthetic jet propulsion.

  12. Evelyn Raymond

    Evelyn Raymond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1998 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Evelyn Raymond was an American sculptor. Raymond lived in Duluth, Minnesota. In 1928 she received a scholarship to the Minneapolis School of Art.

  13. Rob Roy Kelly

    Rob Roy Kelly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2004 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    1948-1952 graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    professorgraphic designer
    Biography

    Rob Roy Kelly was a design educator who established multiple design programs in the formative years of graphic design education at art schools and universities. Known as a collector and scholar of wood type, Mr. Kelly authored American Wood Type, 1828–1900 (1969). His comprehensive wood type collection now resides at the University of Texas.