On Jan. 3, 2008, artist Lynn Thomsen departed from our physical world (A&E, “In Memoriam: Lynn Thomsen,” Jan. 16-23). If you did not know her, just let me say that the art world lost one marvelous educator. She was my professor at Herron School of Art and taught me all about design and color theory. Enrolling in Lynn’s classes meant that you would be pushed to her heights of wisdom and then on to find your own. There was no compromise with her expectations of students and she did it with a big heart full of devotion for both art and the artist. Not only was Lynn an excellent teacher, she was also a good friend. She will be sadly missed by an art world in which she was desperately needed. Now she sits with her muse, Albers.
Posted by Ann McGriffin