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Archibald John Motley, Jr. By: Emily Turner. Biography Archibald John Motley Junior was an American painter Archibald John Motley Junior was an American.

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1 Archibald John Motley, Jr. By: Emily Turner

2 Biography Archibald John Motley Junior was an American painter Archibald John Motley Junior was an American painter He was born on September 2, 1891 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died January 16, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois He was born on September 2, 1891 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died January 16, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois

3 Accomplishments In 1928, the New Gallery in New York City gave Motley his first one-man show In 1928, the New Gallery in New York City gave Motley his first one-man show In 1928, wins the Harmon Foundation gold medal for The Octoroon Girl In 1928, wins the Harmon Foundation gold medal for The Octoroon Girl In 1929, Motley won a Guggenheim Fellowship for a year of study in Paris In 1929, Motley won a Guggenheim Fellowship for a year of study in Paris

4 Harlem Renaissance Motley found it difficult to earn a living, because most of the wealthy white patrons favored white artists, and black patrons were either not wealthy enough or uninterested in supporting black portrait painters Motley found it difficult to earn a living, because most of the wealthy white patrons favored white artists, and black patrons were either not wealthy enough or uninterested in supporting black portrait painters He continued to preserver and paint, eventually gaining fame He continued to preserver and paint, eventually gaining fame

5 Influential Painters Some of the painters around Motley’s time that influenced him are: Some of the painters around Motley’s time that influenced him are: Palmer Hayden Palmer Hayden Malvin Gray Johnson Malvin Gray Johnson James Lescesne Wells James Lescesne Wells

6 Famous Art Barbeque Barbeque Blues Blues

7 Famous Art Sunny Day in the Park Sunny Day in the Park The Octoroon Girl The Octoroon Girl

8 Famous Art Cocktails Cocktails Getting’ Religious Getting’ Religious

9 Famous Art Hot Rythem Hot Rythem Jockey Club Jockey Club

10 Famous Art Nightlife Nightlife Picnic Picnic

11 Works Cited ns/motley.htm ns/motley.htm -motley-a motley-a motley motley


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