Random acts of blogging from the staff of the Newport Public Library.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Local Artist Donates Art Books
The library recently received a very generous donation of art books from the estate of Newport artist David Gilhooly. Gilhooly was a renowned ceramicist famous for his sculptures of animals and food. In the late 1960’s, Gilhooly helped create the counterculture California Funk Ceramic Movement, which incorporated elements of humor, irony, and wit into ceramic sculpture. While teaching at the University of Saskatchewan Regina, he focused on what he called FrogWorld, a series of frogs representing famous historical figures that became his most well-known work. He passed away in August 2013. His wife, Camille Chang, is quoted by the Sacramento Bee as saying, "He just wanted to work and work and evolve as an artist. He wanted to live as many lifetimes in this lifetime as he could."
Below is a list of Gilhooly's books that are now part of our collection. In bold are books that include his work.