The years surrounding the rise to fame of Arch Willard, the painter of The Spirit of '76, are happily told through the...

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The years surrounding the rise to fame of Arch Willard, the painter of The Spirit of '76, are happily told through the adventures of a favorite nephew of his, Will Colver, who was Just entering his teens at the time. From his trade as a carriage painter in Wellington, Ohio, Willard was finally given his chance to go to Cleveland, rent a studio and concentrate on canvases alone. He took his family with him and also Will, whose parents were moving to Michigan. In Cleveland, Will worked as copy boy with the Globe and the two worlds- of painting and newspapering- make for excitement as Willard's work nears completion and is hung at the Philadelphia Centennial and as Will's story about it is given the lead position that will lead him into a bright future.

Pub Date: Oct. 17, 1955

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Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1955