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

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: Joy Navasie, Julianne Swartz, Kate Breakey, Kate Cory, Kade Twist

Second Row: Ken Rosenthal, Kurt Weiser, Lillian Wilhelm Smith, Kris Sanford, Lew Alquist

Third Row: Linda Ingraham, Marco Rosichelli, Mary Neubauer, Mark Klett, Matt Moore

Fourth Row: Max Ernst, Mayme Kratz, Maynard Dixon, Melinda Bergman, Melissa Cody

Fifth Row: Melissa Martinez, Michael Lundgren, Michael Marlowe, Mike Prepsky, Monica Aissa Martinez

Check out part one and part two and stay tuned for our final installment tomorrow. 

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