After the Bolshevik Revolution, he left Russia for France (he traveled to France for a long time, through other countries: Japan, China, Egypt and finally Europe) and drew cartoons for Le Matin in Paris.
He came to America in 1925.
Restaurant owner, Vincent Sardi, and Gard drew up a contract which stated Gard would produce caricatures in exchange for one meal per day at the restaurant.
Gard continued to draw caricatures in exchange for meals until his death, ultimately creating over 700 pictures.
Today, the caricatures are housed in the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Gard, who lived on East 72nd Street in New York City (in another listing it states that he resided at 167 East Eighty-second Street ), collapsed on the street and died as he was being transported to Roosevelt Hospital in 1948.
A memorial service was held for Alex Gard (Kremkoff) at 8:00 pm, at the Russian Orthodox Church of Christ the Saviour which was on 121st Street and Madison Avenue. There was a funeral mass the next day 10:00 am Saturday morning. Burial took place at Arlington National Cemetery.
His collection includes about 700 drawings, which are portraits of famous figures of culture: Nikita Balieff, Australian actress Judith Anderson, singer and pianist Yvonne Arnaud, actress Bobbe Arnst, creator of the jazz band Paul Ash, American actress Edith Atwater, American actress and singer Pearl Bailey, actor Ted Healy, actor Richard Boleslavsky, ballerina Irina Baronova, ballet dancers Leon Danielian, David Lichine, Tatiana Riabouchinska, the producer Winthrop Ames, actor Leslie Howard, actress Josephine Hull, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Edward Robinson, Actress and theater producer Katharine Cornell etc.
Now this collection is in the New York Public Library.
Gard created several books of caricatures: Ballet Laughs (New York: The Greystone Press, 1941); Sailors in Boots (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1943); Getting Salty (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944); Sick Bay (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1945); More Ballet Laughs (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1946) and Stars Off Gard (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1947).
- Vincent Sardi, Jr. with Thomas Edward West. Off the Wall at Sardi's (Applause Books, 1991) ISBN 1-55783-051-7
- Vincent Sardi, Sr. with Richard Gehman. Sardi's: The Story of a Famous Restaurant (Henry Holt and Co., 1953)
- "A.Gard, Caricaturist, Work on Sardi Walls." The New York Times, June 2, 1948.
- Alex Gard caricatures, 1926-1948, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts