Paul Wonner: Western Unorthodox

October 9, 2007 § 2 Comments

Paul Wonner | Self Portrait Drawing (2001)

Paul Wonner | Self Portrait Drawing (2001)

Art & Antiques

In the corner of Paul Wonner’s San Francisco studio rests a small cot, ready to accommodate a mid-afternoon nap. At 87, Wonner tires easily and no longer has the strength to paint large canvases. Yet the artist, whose voice resonates with calm certainty, sees his age as an advantage. “One of the good things about being this old is that you can do whatever the hell you want,” he says, tracing the lines etched in his face with knobby fingers.

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§ 2 Responses to Paul Wonner: Western Unorthodox

  • Marian says:

    I love these guys – they give me hope – Kuhlman went from the nursing home to work his studio, Lobdell in later years, took the bus to his studio. I admire their hard work and tenacity.

  • Pat Martin says:

    Wonderful article. The end bringing tears to my eyes and filling my heart. So grateful that they all ultimately followed their hearts. The world is better for that.

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