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January 31, 2014
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Minden man turns family, history into art

When it comes to finding inspiration for his artwork, Elliott Kolbe, 33, doesn’t have to look far.

The fourth-generation Valley native creates intricate screen and block prints of his grandfather, 88-year-old Knox Johnson.

“Most of my work is of him,” Kolbe said. “Everybody’s got an interesting story, but this is the one I’m a part of. I’ve always been proud of who my grandpa is. He’s a wonderful man, and I always wanted to capture it.”

Born in 1925 in a white ranch house on Mottsville Lane, Johnson has spent his entire life working the cattle ranch his grandfather started. …

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