After attending Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York, David Croland moved to London where he began his illustration career with his first jobs from British Bazaar. Back in New York, Halston commissioned Croland to draw the designer's favorite women including Elsa Peretti, Marisa Berenson, Paloma Picasso, and Loulou de la Falaise. Andy Warhol, who was a friend and mentor since their meeting when Croland was 18, commissioned him to do the back covers of Interview magazine. Portraits of Cher, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lee Radziwell, and Bianca Jagger for magazines and private collections followed, as did work for Vogue, Bazaar, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's, Saks Fifth Avenue and most of the major cosmetic companies including Estee Lauder, Dior, L'Oreal, and Lancome. Photography assignments from Glamour, British Vogue, Diane von Furstenberg, and British publications followed with subjects such as Liv Tyler, Debbie Harry, Sam Rockwell, Marisa Berenson, and Alan Cumming among others. At present Croland continues to illustrate, photograph, and show in New York galleries while working on books and magazine assignments worldwide.
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