Gary Kroman was born in New York City. He began working independently as a freelance illustrator in 1972. Gary illustrated extensively for ad agencies and magazines. In 1973 he met up with the people at Relix magazine and started illustrating for the magazine. Inspired by Rick Griffin, Kelly and Mouse and most of the San Francisco comic and poster artists of the late sixties and early seventies he created volumes of posters, magazine covers, album cover art and tee shirts. His posters, most notably the 100 Grateful Dead songs, Sunshine Daydream, Summer of Love 20th year anniversary and Dead Serenade are licensed and sold to various companies in many categories and are still traded and sold all over the world to this day.
Currently he works on his own original art and projects for the apparel industry for licensed product and characters he creates on his own.