Lynn R. Wolfe is a painter, sculptor, and stained glass artist. His work has been influenced by the mountains and canyons of the American west and southwest. Wolfe was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, where he grew up on a dairy farm homesteaded by his great grandfather. He worked on the railroad, on a bridge construction crew, and as a paleontologist digging in the badlands and empty spaces of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Texas. He served for two-and-a-half years in World War II as a photo intelligence officer assigned to the 5th Air Force in Australia, New Guinea, and New Britain. Wolfe received a scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where he received a Bachelor of Art degree. He followed with a fellowship and Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He studied under the German painter Max Beckman and Russian sculptor Osipp Zadkine in Paris. Wolfe is a Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Colorado, where he taught for thirty-six years. In addition, he taught briefly as guest faculty in the art departments of the Universities of Nebraska, Alaska, and Hawaii.