In Memoriam: Ky. artist Stephen Irwin, 51, found dead in gallery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky artist whose work has been displayed in galleries across the globe has been found dead at the artists’ collective where he worked.

A fellow artist found 51-year-old Stephen Irwin of Louisville dead on Monday at Zephyr Gallery, where he worked.

Chris Radtke, who found Irwin, told The Courier-Journal that “a light has gone out” with Irwin’s death.

Irwin, a native of Vine Grove, Ky., and one-time student at Murray State University, has garnered attention with group and solo exhibits in galleries in New York, New Orleans, Berlin, London and Munich.

His work is scheduled to be shown in a group exhibit opening in January at Galerie Stefan Roepke in Cologne, Germany.

Funeral arrangements have not been made yet. The cause of death hasn’t been determined, however, Irwin reportedly had a history of heart disease.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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