Art: Artist's Wife

Rob Godfrey, son of a jobber salesman, was too tall and thin to play football in Grand Rapids (Mich.) High School. He decided he wanted to be a painter. He studied drawing in Grand Rapids Junior College, went to Chicago in 1930 to take commercial art at the American Academy. Year later he was back in Grand Rapids living on his family. The Grand Rapids Art Gallery hung a couple of his paintings and he sold a few water colors from a concession booth at Chicago's Century of Progress. Finally he realized that...

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