David Kracov creates unique sculptures that have a comic edge. He has creative licenses with major studios, working with characters from Disney, Warner Bros., King Features, (Betty Boop) and United Media (Peanuts). These sculptures are first designed by the artist, then crafted, hand-painted and signed.
David Kracov was born in Boston in 1968. He was one of the youngest artists in the world to have his paintings displayed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Later he studied at and received his degree from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design.
After receiving his degree in 1990, he began his animation career for the Ralph Bakshi and Brad Pitt feature, Cool World . After production ended, he went on to work with Disney Animation, Don Bluth Animation, Rich Animation, as well as several other studios, working on such features as The Lion King and Aladdin he also worked for several Special Effects studios, creating visual effects for many feature films.
During his time as an animator, David began to experiment with different types of clay, and started sculpting the characters from those films he animated. He was commissioned to create a limited edition chess set for Warner Bros. titled "Looney Trails" which was produced in a limited edition of just 50 chess sets. Each chess piece was hand-sculpted by David using a special formulation of polymer clay created for him. The 50 chess sets required almost eight months to complete. All 50 sets were sold out within two days of their release. Not long after that David was contacted by Disney Studios to create sculptures of individual characters as well as chess sets for their stores, galleries, theme parks and catalog.
Today David Kracov is the exclusive licensed sculptor of all Warner Bros. Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride characters, as well as creating limited edition sculptures for the Disney Studios. David's sculptures are included in the collections of several of Hollywood's elite entertainment names and organizations.