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Archibald Motley Jr

 (1891 - 1981)
Archibald John Motley, Jr was active/lived in Illinois, Louisiana.  Archibald Motley Jr is known for African-American genre painting.

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Biography   Archibald Motley, Jr


Born in 1891 into a Creole home in New Orleans, and raised in Chicago from the time he was an infant, Archibald J. Motley Jr. very early showed a talent and passion for art. When he was just 9 years old, he knew that he wanted to be an artist. He trained at the Art Institute of Chicago* from 1914 to 1918, and his first year at the Institute was funded by Frank Gunsaulus, president of the Armour Institute, which reached out to needy, talented students. Motley's teachers were John Norton, Karl Buehr, Alfred Krehbiel, George Wolcott and George Bellows. In 1919, Motley returned to the Institute to study with Bellows.

Genre of African-American life in Chicago was the inspiration for much of his painting, and he painted in a modernist* sty   ...  Displaying 750 of 3703 characters.

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