List of refugees

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of famous people who are or were refugees. It also includes the children of refugees. The people are ordered according to the field in which they made their names.

Advertising[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Art[edit]

  • Anish Kapoor - won the 1991 Turner Prize. His parents were refugees who fled Iraq
  • Piet Mondrian - a refugee
  • Marc Chagall - a Russian-born Jewish refugee
  • Jacob Epstein - son of Polish-Jewish refugees
  • Lucian Freud - a well-known British painter, he is a German-Jewish refugee
  • Peter Carl Fabergé - Russian jeweller, fled Russia via Finland, Germany to Switzerland
  • Mona Hatoum - a well-known British painter, she is a Palestinian-Lebanese refugee
  • Josine Ianco-Starrels - Los Angeles curator whose exhibits gave attention to emerging, mid-career, and established artists
  • Marcel Janco - painter and conceptual artist who fled Romania for Israel
  • Camille Pissarro - a French-Jewish refugee
  • Sir John Tenniel - a cartoonist and book illustrator - descended from Huguenot refugees
  • Alfred Wolmark - painter, a Polish-Jewish refugee

Business[edit]

Fashion and design[edit]

Manufacturing[edit]

Music and dance[edit]

Psychology and philosophy[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science[edit]

Sport[edit]

TV and film[edit]

Writing and publishing[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

References[edit]