First Animation Art
First Quality Art from the Animated Film!

Phones 319-862-1169
Celebrating our 38th 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.
526 Bezdek Drive NW  ~ Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405
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 at  319-862-1169 or 319-363-6163 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 65 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.

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.

The 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe in front of the Cedar
Rapids house
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
Wanda judging at the International North American Lily
Society Show 2012.
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