David McGraw was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oregon in 1980. In the summer of 1982 he became extremely stimulated from a visit to the New York Museum of Modern Art and realized he was an artist.
David moved to San Francisco and took various classes at the San Francisco Art Institute over the next several years. McGraw is mainly known for large welded abstract figures. Lately, David has utilized mixed media including found objects to further his vision of Bauhaus-inspired “Total Art”. The artist lives and works in San Francisco and Sonoma County.