David Gilhooly (1943 - ) was born in Auburn, California. After receiving his B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Davis, he taught at San Jose State College, UC Davis and California State University in Sacramento. His works, which have been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows, are in the collections of the Whitney Museum in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other public art installations of Gilhooly can be seen at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, the Oakland Museum and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.(1)
Robert Mezey ( 1935 - ), born in Philadelphia, received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1959, and attended Kenyon College and Stanford University. He taught at Fresno State, Franklin & Marshall, the University of Utah and for more than 20 years, was a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Pomona College. In addition to publishing collections of his poetry and editing collections of other poets, he has published verse in magazines and journals, included the Kenyon Review, the Partisan Review and the New Yorker. Mezey received the Robert Frost Poetry Prize and been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.Footnotes:
1 See description and photograph of installation at Woodland Park Zoo in "Art in Seattle" by James M. Rupp , University of Washington Press, Seattle & London, 1991, pp. 234-235.