In October of 2023, the following article on William A. Harper was published in the Decatur Magazine in Decatur, Illinois. In the early 1920s, there were as many as 35 paintings by Harper in Decatur. Where are they now? A few have been located, but the most remain missing – perhaps collecting dust in the attics or spare bedrooms of Decatur homes. This article has so far produced one unknown painting. Hopefully more will surface.

Decatur Magazine, p. 3