Born in Decatur, Illinois, Lynn grew up in Saint Louis. At the age of nine he studied the masters Michelangelo, Bridgeman and Shephard. While in high school, he continued studies with the Minneapolis School of Art on a full scholarship. Upon graduation from high school, enlisting at the age of 17, he joined the “kiddy cruise” to Viet Nam and funded his way to art school.
Starting in 1969 Lynn studied with John Jellico at the Colorado Institute of Art and in 1979 began sculpture studies with Mary Ann Lohman. He maintained his ties with the Institute for 27 years first as a student, and eventually as a teacher where he taught over 53 subjects. In 1996 he relocated to the San Luis Valley to build his studio and begin his life as a full time sculptor.
Lynn recognizes the encouragement he had as a child artist as key to his own life-long thirst for learning. This path led him to the work he now calls his lifelong teacher. For the work is the teacher. Following in the footsteps of his early artistic heroes who contributed to the trove of treasures in Rome, Lynn presented a torso of his first crucifix to His Holiness John Paul II for the Vatican collection in 2002.
He crafts primarily sculptures for churches and spiritual retreat centers nationwide. Always the student, he understands that mastery is a path and not a destination. Each new work is an exercise in mastery. Lynn loves this work for churches, as churches are filled with stories and human expression. During the tour, you will have access to sketches, drawings, bronze maquettes, sculptures and will have the opportunity to visit with Lynn.