Montana has produced an astounding number of artists and authors: from the native rock-art inscriber to Charles Russell to A.B. Guthrie Jr. and James Welch. Montana’s artists attest to the influence that the state’s landscape plays in their inspiration and creations. ‘The land’ inspires artists of all disciplines: the Montana Indian decorating a hide tepee; the country-western singer in a Livingston bar; the landscape painter in Glacier National Park; the potter at Helena’s Bray Foundation; the Billings mystery writer. Montana provokes art.