Born in Boston, David Kracov studied at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and began his career as an animator and illustrator. During this time, David began to experiment with different types of clay, and started sculpting the characters from those films he animated.
Kracov’s vibrant color palette shows up again in his unique steel wall sculptures. Each in a limited edition of only 55 works that begin with hundreds of small sketches that are then hand-cut from a single sheet of steel and then finished with detailed in a high-grade, water-based, acrylic polymer paint. Each edition is finished individually so that no two are alike. The meticulous steel work along with his scrutinizing attention to detail allow these sculptures to take on a life of their own. These playful and creative works are each a testament to the genius of Kracov as well as his steady hand and wonderfully unique artistic ideas.
David began his career in animation with the Brad Pitt feature, Cool World, and went on to work with Disney Animation, Don Bluth Animation, Rich Animation, as well as several other studios. He has worked on such features as The Lion King, Aladdin, etc. David was commissioned to create a limited edition chess set for the Warner Bros. Studio Stores and has created sculptures of individual characters as well as chess sets for stores, galleries, and theme parks for Disney Studios.