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

Categories: Visual Art

​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.

Today marks the official centennial of Arizona, and the final installment of our list. Check out part one, part two, part three, and today's 25 below ...

First Row: Nanpeo, Paolo Soleri, Phillip Curtis, Rachel Bess, Ralph Goltry

Second Row: Ralph Haver, Randy Slack, Raymond Phillips Sanderson, Rebecca Ross, Rose Johnson

Third Row: Cynthia Rigden, Sam Chung, Ansel Adams, Roy Wasson Valle, Sean O'Donnell

Fourth Row: Spencer Hibert, Steven Yazzie, Such Styles, Sue Chenoweth, Ted DeGrazia

Fifth Row: Timothy Archibald, Timothy Chapman, Tom Eckert, William Robinson Leigh, and James Turrell.

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It would have been nice to see Suzanne Klotz in the mix. She was the first living artist to have her own show at the Phoenix Art Museum. Her work hangs in major museums around the world. Her influence on several of the artists you have chosen for the 100 is well known.


hahaha, I like steve's coyote eating a hot dog! 

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@9c0565a4d579eae24661ab7a61d01a65:disqus Thank you for reading and for the suggestion. Trust us, it was difficult to narrow our list down to just 100 artists who have had an impact on the state's art scene. We know there are many (many) more in a variety of media. Beyond this list, our daily goal of comprehensive local arts coverage continues. 

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