Arizona Illustrated: 100 Artists in 100 Years (Part Two)

Categories: Visual Art
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For decades, art has shaped this state. Almost 100 years ago, brothers Ellsworth and Emery Kolb packed a few ropes and large-format cameras and set off to capture their backyard wonder, the Grand Canyon. Their efforts were published, archived, and followed by a few of the the best landscape painters, photographers, and sculptors who continue to inspire artwork worldwide.

In the 100 years since Arizona's statehood, countless visual artists have made an impact on local culture through their work. Some of Arizona's most memorable artists were born here, some traveled through (and stayed for a while), and others chose to make Arizona home. 

Until February 14, we'll list 100. Here are today's 25:

First Row: Ellsworth and Emery Kolb, El Mac, Emily Long, Emmett Potter, Frank Lloyd Wright 

Second Row: Frederick Sommer, Frank Ybarra, Fritz Scholder, Hector Ruiz, Henry Leo Schoebel, 

Third Row
: Gennaro Garcia, James Hajicek, James Swinnerton, James Angel, Janet DeBerge Lange 

Fourth Row: Jen Urso, Jessie Benton Evans, Jason Grubb, Jeff Falk, Joerael Elliott, 

Fifth Row: Joe Willie Smith, John Armstrong, John Obuck, John Risseeuw, and Jon Haddock.


Check out part one here and stay tuned for part three on Monday. 



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Sharon Ely Forsmo
Sharon Ely Forsmo

The title says Arizona art, (seems a tad Phoenix oriented, which is fine, lots of great artists here), but Jim Waid has been a major artist in and outside of Arizona for decades....did I miss him or is he possibly in part 3. Also Bailey Doogan is one of the best figurative artists working in the southwest. Both of these artists are in Tucson.

Shane B. Miller
Shane B. Miller

I had the honor of having my work critiqued by Bailey Doogan when I was at ASU, she is very pleasant and her work is incredibley honest

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