First Animation Art
First Quality Art from the Animated Film!
2036 Fifth Avenue SE  
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Phone 319-862-1169
319-363-6136
Toll Free 1-888-921-1001

Celebrating
our 36th year in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
Please call or email to confirm availability when making your selection.
Our one of a kind art sells quickly and although we do our best to keep our website up to date, all art is subject to previous sale.
About Us!

Wanda offered animation art for Gallery Lainzberg in exhibitions in Houston, New Orleans, St. Louis, throughout the Eastern
United States. She married Bill in 1984 and has two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Amanda.

As the business grew, John Cairns was hired at Gallery Lainzberg to join Wanda and the Rudmans in 1985. They began to offer
animation art over the phone and through a fine art catalog.

John and Wanda left Gallery Lainzberg after the retirement of the Rudmans. Gallery Lainzberg is now closed.

They joined Gregg Medlyn and his staff at Fine Toon Gallery in Houston, Texas but remained in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They
pioneered the offering of animation art long distance with faxes and then email and web technology.

John and Wanda left Fine Toon Gallery after Gregg Medlyn sold the business.
Fine Toon closed in 2001.

John and Wanda began their own specialty animation business offering the best quality cartoon related art with the best animation
expertise in the country in 2001.

First Animation Art represents the major animation studios and is an authorized gallery for Warner Brothers, Disney, Bill
Melendez, Chuck Jones, Don Bluth, MCA Universal, Cartoon Network, Dr. Seuss and many more!

First Animation Art carefully authenticates, preserves, and mounts this original artwork making it available to you through our
personal search service.

Call the Gallery toll free at 1-888-921-1001 or 319-862-1169 and tell them about your interests and your collections.

You'll find helpful specialists who really know the art form and can give you reliable information so you can make the best choices
for you!
Animation specialists Wanda Lunn and John Cairns combine over 64 years of
experience specializing in fine art from the animated film. The Gallery Lainzberg
tradition carries on with John Cairns and Wanda Lunn at First Animation Art.

Starting early on with Gallery Lainzberg in its infancy, Wanda Lunn joined Burt
and Edith Rudman and helped them build their fledgling animation business. She
spent 3 years traveling to college campuses beginning in 1981.
About Wanda -

Wanda Lunn is a Mom and Wife and avid gardener. Wanda is a Cedar Rapids native and is one of 8
children.

Wanda had been married  to Bill Lunn for 30 years in 2014. Bill is a Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse at
the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Bill is an avid sportsman and competitive trap shooter. They have two hunting dogs, "Walker" and
"Harley."
When Wanda is not in her garden she and Bill take long trips on their Harley touring. motorcycle.

They have two daughters, Liz (Jordan) Corcoran who is a Wal Mart assistant manager in Waterloo,
Iowa. Liz and Jordan were married in May 2013.

Daughter Amanda is a First Class Petty Officer in the navy stationed at Norfolk, VA.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WANDA'S GARDEN
About John

John Cairns is grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and Summit, New Jersey
and came to Iowa State University in 1973. He loved Iowa and never left.

John is also an avid gardener and benefits greatly from Wanda being the treasurer and
instigator of the Iowa Regional Lily Society.

John has been addicted to house renovations and has restored his 100 year old house in
Cedar Rapids and is working o na weekend house in the farming town of Elgin in
Northeastern Iowa.

John also spends time with John's family in the mountains of Estes Park, Colorado each
summer.

CLICK HERE TO SEE JOHN'S REMODELING PROJECT

CLICK HERE TO SEE JOHN'S GARDEN
The 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe in front of the Cedar Rapids house
John's 1914 house in Cedar Rapids
John and his siblings and parents - From left back - Jim, Kate, John - Front Bruce, Judy,
Dad Charley and Mom, Louise Cairns
The family cabin - Owned by cousin Bob Nickless - The "Nickless Cabin" (1905) above
Estes Park, Colorado
John's current fixer up project in Elgin, Iowa
Bill and Wanda on a Harley trip in Colorado
Wanda's family at Liz' wedding - from left, Amanda, Jordan, Liz, Wanda & Bill.
Liz and Amanda and dogs, Norman and Walker
At Liz' wedding - Amanda and Liz
Wedding antics!
Wanda judging at the International North American Lily Society Show 2012.
Sisters Liz and Amanda
Wanda with some of her large collection of Iris.
Jack the cat awaiting his fine dining meal
John at Merthen Manor, Cornwall
England in 2014
The Columnar Maple tree in John's back garden
John's back garden 2014
John and collector Mary Lesniak
and Wanda in the garden. July 2016
Wanda holding her first place trophy
from the North American Lily Society Show in Chicago, IL,  
- July 2016