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Gary Kroman


Art by Gary Kroman

Gary Kroman was born in New York City. He began working independently as a freelance illustrator in 1972. Gary drew extensively for ad agencies and magazines. In 1973, he met up with a new publication called Relix, and started illustrating the magazine. Inspired by Rick Griffin, Stanley Mouse, and the other San Francisco psychedelic poster and comix artists of the late sixties and early seventies, Kroman created volumes of magazine covers, posters, album covers and tee-shirt designs for Relix. His posters, most notably the “Grateful Dead 100 Song Title” and “Sunshine Daydream” posters, are still sold today.

Currently, Gary Kroman is working on his own original art, and projects for the apparel industry featuring licensed product and original characters.


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