On any given April 15th, many Americans are sweating out last minute tax returns. But my thoughts always turn to my good friend David Gilhooly
. He was born April 15, 1943, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. A sculptor, painter, printmaker and all-around fine artist, David rose to prominence in the 1960s as a creative force of the California Funk Art movement.
In the late 1980’s, I had the privilege of getting to know David Gilhooly when I worked as his assistant at a printmaking studio in California. In 1999, he shared his ideas with me in an interview for my web site, Art2u. Ten years later, From FrogWorld to ShadowLand: A Conversation with David Gilhooly is still worth a read.
Happy Birthday David!