Karl Wirsum

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Karl Wirsum
DiedMay 6, 2021 (age 81-82)
Lake View, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Artist
Lorri Gunn Wirsum (m. 1968)

Karl Wirsum (1939 – May 6, 2021) was an American artist who was a member of the Chicago artistic group The Hairy Who, and helped set the foundation for Chicago's art scene in the 1970s. Although he was primarily a painter, he also worked with prints, sculpture, and even digital art.