High School of Art and Design
|High School of Art and Design|
View of the school
|245 East 56th Street
Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10022
|Established||8 November 1936|
|Oversight||New York City Department of Education|
|Slogan||"Where Art and Academics Thrive"|
|Athletics conference||Public Schools Athletic League|
The High School of Art and Design is a New York City Career and Technical Education high school. Founded in 1936 as the School of Industrial Art, the school moved to its 56th Street Sutton Place location in September 2012. High School of Art and Design is operated by the New York City Department of Education.
On November 8, 1936, four art teachers began what was to become the High School of Art and Design, the School of Industrial Art, in a former Manhattan elementary school at 257 West 40th Street, which for a time had housed a WPA Federal Theatre Project locale. Initially, they used orange crates and plywood to make storage and desks. One of the co-founders, John B. Kenny, became principal in 1941. The school soon moved to a building on East 79th Street, the former annex to the Benjamin Franklin High School. In September 1960, the school changed its name to the High School of Art and Design and moved to 1075 Second Avenue in Sutton Place.
The 1936 school was first envisioned as a continuation school, that is, a school where children who had left school and gotten jobs attended for half days to continue their education, normally including vocational classes relevant to their current or possible future jobs. However it opened as a vocational high school, which students would attend full-time. The initial class consisted of 121 students and eight teachers.
On November 8, 2004, a rally was scheduled on the occasion of the school's 68th anniversary. This was to include a press conference at which increased support of the school would be urged. On November 8, 2006 the school celebrated its 70th anniversary. The office of the Mayor of New York issued a proclamation making November 8 "High School of Art and Design Day".
Academics and events
Applicants must take an entrance exam and present a portfolio to be accepted. Freshmen sample all art and design subjects before selecting a major for their sophomore, junior and senior years. Students at Art and Design receive two periods of art instruction per day, choosing from among eight art majors: cartooning, animation, architecture, graphic design, illustration, fashion, photography, and film/video.
Art and Design's Kenny Gallery, named for the school's founding principal John B. Kenny, hosts monthly art exhibits of student work. The gallery is open to the public. The theater was donated by the Friends of Art and Design (FAD).
Some members of the school's faculty have become notable for their creative work outside teaching. These include:
- Irv Docktor, fine artist and book illustrator
- Frank Eliscu, designer and sculptor of the Heisman Memorial Trophy and other works of art
- Alvin Hollingsworth, comic book illustrator and fine artist
- Bernard Krigstein, painter, illustrator, cartoonist
- Tom Wesselmann, pop artist, famous for his "Great American Nude" series
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- 1937 Paul Winchell, ventriloquist, inventor, actor
- 1940 Violet Barclay, a pioneering female comic-book artist
- 1940 Al Plastino, comic book illustrator, writer and editor
- 1940 Chic Stone, comic book illustrator
- 1943 Carmine Infantino, comic book artist and editor, member Comic Book Hall of Fame
- 1944 Joe Orlando, comic book illustrator, Mad magazine Associate Publisher
- 1945 Tony Bennett, singer and painter
- 1945 Joe Giella, comic book illustrator
- 1946 Sy Barry, comic book illustrator
- 1946 Vladimir Kagan, furniture designer
- 1946 Al Scaduto, syndicated cartoonist
- 1947 Alex Toth, comic book illustrator, animator for Hanna-Barbera
- 1947 John Romita, Sr., comic book illustrator
- 1950 Dick Giordano, comic book illustrator
- 1952 Eva Hesse, minimalist painter and sculptor
- 1953 Bill Haire, fashion designer
- 1953 Hazel Haire, fashion designer
- 1956 Ralph Bakshi, animator, filmmaker
- 1956 John Johnson, TV news anchor, author and painter
- 1956 Barbara Nessim, illustrator and educator
- 1957 Bobby Weinstein, songwriter, member Songwriters Hall of Fame
- 1957 Phoebe Gilman, children's book author & illustrator
- 1959 Neal Adams, comic book illustrator
- 1960 Calvin Klein, fashion designer
- 1960 George Kuchar, cult filmmaker and director
- 1960 Antonio Lopez, fashion illustrator
- 1960 Gerard Malanga, poet, photographer and filmmaker
- 1960 Robert Volpe, painter and NYPD detective, the "Art Cop"
- 1962 Roscoe Orman, actor, author, and illustrator, best known as "Gordon" on Sesame Street
- 1962 Simon Gaon, painter
- 1963 Ronnie Landfield, abstract painter
- 1963 Joey Skaggs, media prankster, performance artist
- 1963 Michael Steiner, abstract artist and sculptor
- 1965 Jackie Curtis, Warhol film star, poet, playwright
- 1965 Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning author and cartoonist
- 1967 Bert Monroy, digital art pioneer, author of books on Photoshop, Illustrator
- 1967 Eric Carr (Paul Charles Caravello), drummer in the rock band Kiss
- 1967 Frank Brunner, comic book illustrator
- 1967 Larry Hama, writer and comic book illustrator
- 1967 Ralph Reese, comic book illustrator
- 1967 Lenny White, jazz-funk drummer, member of Return to Forever
- 1967 Terry Winters, abstract painter and printmaker
- 1968 John Steptoe, author and illustrator of children's books
- 1969 Harvey Fierstein, actor, playwright, gay activist
- 1970 Amy Heckerling, film director, writer, actress
- 1971 Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, actor and singer
- 1971 Alan Kupperberg, cartoonist and illustrator
- 1971 Steven Meisel, fashion photographer
- 1971 Lynette Washington, jazz vocalist
- 1973 Lisa Jane Persky, actress.
- 1973 Tom Sito, animator, filmmaker, educator
- 1976 Edwin "Eddie" Velez, film and television actor
- 1976 Marcelino Sanchez, film and television actor
- 1976 Mike Carlin, comic book writer and editor
- 1977 Joe Jusko, comic book illustrator
- 1978 Lasana M. Sekou, poet, journalist, author, publisher
- 1978 Lorna Simpson, artist and photographer
- 1978 Malcolm Jones III, comic book illustrator
- 1979 Denys Cowan, comic book illustrator
- 1979 Jimmy Palmiotti, inker and writer of comic books, games and film
- 1979 Mark Texeira, comic book illustrator
- 1980 Steve Carr, film director
- 1980 Christopher "Play" Martin, rapper and actor
- 1981 Marc Jacobs, fashion designer
- 1983 Matthew Waldman, industrial designer
- 1984 Lady Pink (Sandra Fabara), graffiti writer, artist and muralist.
- 1985 Roger Sanchez, Grammy Award winning DJ, producer, recording artist
- 1986 Pharoahe Monch (Troy Donald Jamerson), hip hop artist
- 1987 Ivan de Prume, former drummer in the groove metal band White Zombie
- 1990 Jamal Igle, comic book and animation storyboard artist
- 1992 Joe Madureira, comic book illustrator
- 1992 Mobb Deep, hip-hop duo
- 1998 Fabolous, rapper
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