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Encyclopedia > Archibald MacNeal Willard
The Spirit of '76
Archibald MacNeal Willard, circa 1875
oil, 61 × 45 cm
United States Department of State

Archibald MacNeal Willard (1836-1918) was an American painter from Bedford, Ohio. Download high resolution version (574x700, 121 KB) Spirit of 76 by Archibald McNeal Willard, 1891 File links The following pages link to this file: Jingoism Categories: Public domain art ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... Bedford is a city located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. ...


Willard joined the 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1863 and fought in the American Civil War. During this time he painted several scenes from the war, and forged a friendship with photographer James F. Ryder. 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-four mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the...


Willard's most famous work is The Spirit of '76 (previously known as Yankee Doodle) which was exhibited at the Centennial Exposition. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ...


External links

  • Ohio Historical Society Online

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Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:WILLARD, ARCHIBALD MACNEAL (301 words)
WILLARD, ARCHIBALD MACNEAL (22 Aug. 1836-11 Oct. 1918), artist best remembered for his SPIRIT OF `76, was born in BEDFORD, Ohio to Rev. Samuel R. and Catherine Willard.
In 1873, Willard went to New York for a few weeks of formal painting training with J. Eaton.
Willard was prominent in the Cleveland artists' colony, was a founding member and principal director of the ART CLUB, and instructed students in portraiture, landscape, oil painting, and life drawing classes.
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Willard Archibald MacNeal (132 words)
Willard, Archibald MacNeal (1836-1918), American genre painter who in 1876 created the famous painting Spirit of '76 about the American War of...
Willard, Jess (1881-1968), American boxer, born on Potawatomi land in Kansas.
Willard became a professional boxer at the age of 28, after having...
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