Paintings of Renowned Colorado Artist Destroyed in Fire

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Update: Since this interview first aired, Wynne's family returned to their property and found just two sculptures intact, but hundreds of other works destroyed.

Many paintings by a renowned Colorado artist are believed to have burned in the Black Forest Fire. Al Wynne has been described as one of the region’s most important abstract painters. He died in 2009. The family home has been destroyed. His widow Lou, who’s also an artist, hasn’t been allowed back onto the property, so she can’t say if any of their artwork survived. Ryan Warner speaks with Westword art critic Michael Paglia about Al Wynne.

[Photos of paintings: Courtesy of Kirkland Museum]