Bob Gardiner 1951-2005

gardiner.jpgFrom the San Francico Chronicle:James Robbins “Bob” Gardiner – Passed away April 21, 2005, in Grass Valley, California, where he resided from 1991 to 2005. He won an Oscar and other national and international awards in 1974, for the ground-breaking clay animated short film “Closed Mondays,” which he wrote, sculpted, directed and co-produced with Will Vinton.Bob’s career included art and music shows at venues around the northwest, numerous clay animated commercials and public service announcements, and other art projects in his adopted state of Oregon, where he lived for about 10 years.He worked as a comedy writer with his friend Mason Williams on two Smothers Brothers television specials and also on other writing and clay animation television projects. There will be a memorial on Saturday April 30, at 12 noon, at the Chapel of the Angels, 250 Race Street, Grass Valley, CA. There will also be a celebration of Bob’s art and life in Portland, Oregon, at a date yet to be announced.(Thanks to Karl Cohen for the link)