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|Animation specialist Wanda Lunn has over 38 years of experience
specializing in fine art from the animated film. The Gallery Lainzberg
tradition carries on with 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. 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, Liz and Amanda ,
tow son-in-laws and a little Granddaughter Charlotte.
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.Loking for Gallery Lainzberg? Click
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Wanda and John 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
Wanda and John began their own specialty animation business offering the
best quality cartoon related art with the best animation expertise in the
country in 2001. John retired in 2019.
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
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 319-363-6136 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!
|About Wanda -
Wanda Lunn is a Mom and Wife plus an avid gardener. Wanda is a Cedar Rapids,Iowa native and is one of
eight children. She donates many hours each year to her Master Gardener talks and projects.
Wanda had been married to Bill Lunn for 36 years. Bill is a retired Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Nurse from
the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Wanda and Bill have two daughters and a little
Bill is an avid sportsman and competitive trap shooter. They have 2 hunting dogs, "Katie" and "Harley."
When Wanda is not in her garden she and Bill take long trips on their Harley touring motorcycle.
|Bill and Wanda on a Harley trip in Colorado
|Wanda judging at the International North American
Lily Society Show 2012. Wanda has been an active lily
grower and accredited lily judge for over 12 years.
|Wanda in her garden with some of her large collection of
German Bearded Iris.
|Wanda holding the Isabella Preston Trophy for
winning Best Lily in the show with the
Trumpet/Aureleian lily: Awesome
At the North American Lily Society Show in
Chicago, IL, - July 2016
|Celebrating our 38th year in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
|Daughters Liz and Amanda visiting Taz Devil
|Wanda's "Honey Bee" asiatic lily stem won
"Best in Show" at the Iowa Regional Lily Society
annual Lily Show in 2019.
|A tiny corner of Wanda's Garden....
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526 Bezdek Drive NW ~ Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405