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Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2012


Art may be subjective, but talent is not. Nor is passion. But strong technique means nothing to an artist if he or she doesn't have the fire to back it up. Whether one learns to paint before he or she learns to walk or discovers the passion later on in life is irrelevant. All that matters is the strength and persistence of one's vision.

As the individuals profiled here indicate, no two artists share the same path to success. Some are born with an innate desire to create while others discover the meditative qualities of artmaking in their darkest hours. While our top 50 Emerging Artists share an abundance of ability, their styles, philosophies and paths to being recognized by ABN's editors could not be more unique.

In the November/December edition, we introduced you to the first half of our top 50 emerging artists of 2012. (Read all about them again toward the end of this article.) Since the release of that issue, our editorial team has had the pleasure to meet and hear from hundreds of talented emerging artists the world over, and speak with dozens of art industry insiders, who have shared with us their own choices for the accolade.

Narrowing the final list down to 50 was no easy task, but we're thrilled with the final lineup - and can't wait to watch these talented artists' careers grow over the next year and beyond. So without further delay, we present to you the stories and work of the Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2012.

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