Popular painter and artist Karl Wirsum death has left his family in distress. He recently passed away and has left the American Art Association to a halt.

Karl set a benchmark in Chigaco art history.

He was popular for his unique art style that featured visual, sonic, outrageous, and symmetrical figures. Furthermore, he was even involved in sculpting and digital art. 

Karl Wirsum Obituary

Karl Wirsum’s obituary revealed that he died from Cardiac arrest.

Many prominent figures of the American art society paid tribute to the late painter. Well-known New York gallery’s dealer Derek Eller and Chicago-based Corbett vs. Dempsey expressed their grief via social media.

Wirsum’s death was announced on May 7, 2020. 

He was around 81 years old when he took his last breath. He was born in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. Furthermore, he pursued his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the  School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

RIP Karl Wirsum. This breaks my heart. I interviewed him in 2015, and he was sweet, soft-spoken, and thoughtful. An absolutely lovely person and a genius, one-of-a-kind artist. (Thank you, @PictureBoxBooks, for making sure we all know his work.) What a guy, what a gem. pic.twitter.com/HKWmlo7fLQ

— nicole rudick (@nicolerudick) May 6, 2021

Explore Everything on Karl’s Wife and Family

Karl Wirsum’s wife is Lorri Gunn.

Similar to her late husband, Lorri is also an artist. They have been married for many years now.

However, Gunn has not given any statement of Karl’s sudden demise.

Wirsum’s other family member consists of children Ruby Wirsum and Zack Wirsum.

The whole Wirsum family seems to carry the art gene. As a fact, Ruby is a photographer and ceramic expert.

Similarly, Zack is a painter. His art even appeared in the New American Paintings #59.

How Much Is He Worth?

Karl Wirsum’s net worth yielded an envious fortune.

Karl was a member of the well-known artsy group, The Harry Who. The group came into the national spotlight during the 1960s for its unique art style. Furthermore, art paradise-like San Francisco Art Institute and School of Visual Arts in NY have featured their paintings. 

Sad to hear of the passing of Karl Wirsum, his work always had such a fun and playful energy to it. He was also always super nice when I attended SAIC. pic.twitter.com/q7eQppYgEE

— Sean Dove (@andthankyou) May 7, 2021

Experts state that The Harry Who changed the art story of Chicago. In 2018, an art institute even dedicated an entire exhibition to the group.

Wirsum dedicated his full life to art, painting, and sculpture. He was even working at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a full Adjunct Professor.

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