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Renowned Artist, LCO Member Leaves a Legacy of Art, Friendship | Subscriber

The art world and a community of people who loved Jim Denomie’s friendly, accessible and light-hearted creative spirit are in mourning.

On Tuesday, March 1, in Franconia, Minnesota, Denomie, surrounded by his family, died of liver cancer.

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