Local artists named on State of Illinois list of Top 10 Artists and Architects

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The State of Illinois unveiled a list of the Top Ten Illinois Artists and Architects as part of a statewide centennial celebration.

Lorado Taft ranked second on the list. Taft is a renowned sculptor best known for his Black Hawk statue which overlooks the Rock River in Oregon.

Chicago-based architect Frank Lloyd Wright also made the list, coming in at number one.

Wright designed Rockford’s Laurent House, which is the only building he created especially for someone with a disability.

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