Delaware Public Archives and Delaware Division of the Arts will present a program titled “Rediscovering Delaware Artist Stanley Arthurs” at 10:30 a.m. April 29 at the Archives building, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N, Dover.

Presented by author James C. Thompson, the program will focus on the contributions made to the art of illustration by Stanley Arthurs. The presenter will discuss Arthurs’ life and resurrect the artist. The backdrop for his comments will be one of Stanley Arthurs’ work, “The First Day of Peace,” which Arthurs painted in 1923 and is on display at Delaware Public Archives.

A former resident of Wilmington, Delaware, Thompson is the author of numerous publications, including his latest book “Painting America’s Portrait – How Illustrators Created Their Art.” A graduate of University of Virginia, Thompson’s presentations have appeared on CSPAN’s History Channel and other television and radio programs. The speaker also presented lecture series for continuing education programs at University of Virginia, College of William & Mary George Mason University and University of Delaware.

The program is free to the public and will last about one hour. No reservations are required.

For information, call 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.