After being born in Tennessee David was raised in Miami Beach, FL • He attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he received a BFA / Painting & Design in 1964 & an MFA / Stone Lithography in 1966 • David has been creating posters since his days at The Fillmore East in NYC where he created the famed 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience poster now in the collection of MOMA, NYC. •  As well he created the poster for The Rolling Stones 1969 American Tour, TOMMY by The Who, The Grateful Dead Dance Concert, & the legendary 1969 Woodstock/Wallkill Poster •  He quickly moved on to Broadway, where he created images for Follies, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hot L Baltimore, The Magic Show, & Little Shop of Horrors amongst many others • From 2006 to 2010 he was the poster artist for City Center Encores in NYC • He was Sr. Illustrator at Warner Bros. Consumer Products for 11 years where he worked on everything from the Bugs Bunny Postage Stamp to the first 3 Harry Potter Films • He has had Retrospective Shows in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle & Sarasota • Byrd’s work is in many private collections as well as MOMA, NYC; Victoria & Albert, London; Musée des Bellerives, Zurich; Walker Institute, Minneapolis; and Musée des Arts Decoratif at the Louvre, Paris • At Pratt Institute in NYC (where he taught Illustration from 1971 - 1978) he was chosen as one of the “Artistic Icons of the 20th Century” at their 125th Anniversary Celebration • He now lives in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles with his life partner of 33 years, Jolino Beserra, a renowned Mosaic Artist, along with their six dogs.