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.