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Colorado & Regional Art

Shelter Series No. 3

Shelter Series No. 3

Year
2000

Artist
Lou Wynne (b. 1930, American)

Media
stoneware

Dimensions
8 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Wilma Louise Doughty was born September 13, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa. Lou received her BA from Iowa Wesleyan College where she studied with Carl Fracassini and Al Wynne. She and Al were married in 1951. Lou later did graduate work in ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, fibers, architectural history and gallery management at multiple universities including the University of Iowa and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Notably, she studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder with important Colorado ceramists James and Nan McKinnell. Lou taught widely throughout her career, privately and in Colorado Springs schools. With Al, she taught at the Wynne Studio, adjacent to their home in the Black Forest near Colorado Springs, accredited for a time by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Lou has curated exhibitions in architecture, design and sculpture for the American Institute of Architects of Colorado, the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her ceramic works are at times functional and at times sculptural and have been exhibited in Colorado and nationally. Tragically, the majority of the Wynnes' lifetime artistic output burned with their home and studio in the Black Forest Fire of June 2013, making the works preserved in collections such as at Kirkland Museum especially important.

Not currently on view

Signature
unsigned

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2006.1129

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