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Motley, Archibald John Jr 1891-1981

Overview
Works: 73 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 4,556 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Biographies  Posters  History  Artist files  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Artist
Classifications: ND237.M8524, 759.13
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Archibald J. Motley Jr. by Amy M Mooney( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archibald J. Motley Jr. (1891-1981) devoted his career to portraying African Americans in order to create awareness and appreciation of African American culture among all races, regardless of racial identity, and to promote greater understanding of the fine arts among blacks. Amy M. Mooney examines Motley's work during his most productive years: from the 1920s through the 1940s - a time of great societal change within the United States and a radical change in the expectations of art - and
The art of Archibald J. Motley, Jr. by Jontyle Theresa Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three masters : Eldzier Cortor, Hughie Lee-Smith, Archibald John Motley, Jr. : May 22, 1988-July 17, 1988( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition of the work of Negro artists( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archibald Motley : jazz age modernist by Archibald John Motley( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring more than 140 colour illustrations, this catalogue accompanies the first full-scale survey in 20 years of the work of Archibald John Motley, Jr. (1891-1981), a master colourist and radical interpreter of urban culture. Motley's brilliant yet idiosyncratic paintings - simultaneously expressionist and social realist - have captured worldwide attention with their rainbow-hued, syncopated compositions. The catalogue includes the artist's depictions of African American life in early-twentieth-century Chicago, as well as his portraits and archetypes, portrayals of African American life in Jazz Age Paris, and renderings of 1950s Mexico--
Afro-American paintings and prints from the collection of Judge Irvin C. Mollison : a gift to the Atlanta University Art Collections by Atlanta University( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archibald Motley Jr. and racial reinvention : the old negro in new negro art by Phoebe Wolfskill( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential African American artist of his era, Archibald Motley Jr. created paintings of black Chicago that aligned him with the revisionist aims of the New Negro Renaissance. Yet Motley's approach to constructing a New Negro--a dignified figure both accomplished and worthy of respect--reflected the challenges faced by African American artists working on the project of racial reinvention and uplift. Phoebe Wolfskill demonstrates how Motley's art embodied the tenuous nature of the Black Renaissance and the wide range of ideas that structured it. Focusing on key works in Motley's oeuvre, Wolfskill reveals the artist's complexity and the variety of influences that informed his work. Motley's paintings suggest that the racist, problematic image of the Old Negro was not a relic of the past but an influence that pervaded the Black Renaissance. Exploring Motley in relation to works by notable black and non-black contemporaries, Wolfskill reinterprets Motley's oeuvre as part of a broad effort to define American cultural identity through race, class, gender, religion, and regional affiliation
American Negro Art : 19th and 20th centuries : December 9 to January 3, 1942 by N.Y.) Downtown Gallery (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jump at the sun : African American painters in the realist tradition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This curriculum kit contains materials that should enable you and your students to: learn about the history of African American realist painting -- understand how racism and prejudice effected African American artists and their careers -- learn in depth about the Africa American artists -- view examples of other realist works painted by African Americans -- create a painting based on the style and painting technique of Jacob Lawrence"--Teacher's guide
Archibald Motley, Jr. papers by Archibald John Motley( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Motley's application for a John S. Guggenheim fellowship and accompanying correspondence and biographical material, 1928-1930; an 8-page writing, "How I Solve My Painting Problems"; correspondence, 1927-1977, with galleries, museums, and others; exhibition catalogs, 1927-1933; and clippings, 1925-1977. Also included are 3 photographs of Motley's paintings
Nightlife by Archibald John Motley( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depicts African Americans dancing in a nightclub
Self-Portrait( Visual )

1 edition published in 1920 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Although Archibald Motley is considered to be an artist of the Harlem Renaissance, he was born in New Orleans and spent most of his life in Chicago. Throughout his career he specialized in portraits and aimed to elevate the status of African Americans in society by painting prominent black figures. He painted himself in 1920 as a young artist, holding a painter's palette full of vibrant colors.?
Self-portrait by Archibald John Motley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A unit for study of Archibald J. Motley Jr.'s painting "Self Portrait." Accompanying teacher's guide, compiled by Maria C. Bailey, includes contextual information about the painting, information about the artist, discussion questions, classroom activities, a glossary, and bibliographical references
Oral history interview with Archibald Motley by Archibald John Motley( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview of Archibald Motley conducted 1978 Jan. 23-1979 Mar. 1, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art
Archibald Motley :( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mixed collection of published and unpublished material that may include items such as announcements, articles, artist statements and manifestos, brochures, clippings, correspondence, digital media, exhibition catalogs and checklists, interviews, invitations, manuscripts, memorabilia, oral histories, posters, press releases, resumes/CVs, reviews, slides, and other similar material. These items are typically small in size and not individually cataloged
Archibald J. Motley, Jr. : American artist of the Afro-American people, 1891-1928 by Elaine D Woodall( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blues 1929 by Archibald John Motley( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conference and lecture poster collection( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Posters manufactured between 1945 and 1990, primarily announcing conferences, lectures, and exhibitions on African-American concerns. Topics include health & hygiene, race relations, civil rights, theatre, fashion, Black cinema, art, literature, youth, family, education, religion, business and the military. Included in the collection are posters announcing forums on Africa- its history, ancient & modern, its influence in Europe and America, Apartheid and African art. The collection also includes one anti-Vietnam war poster
Moscickis Realty Company papers by Moscickis Realty Company( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter, from Chicago, to Archibald J. Motley, Chicago: Mimeographed form letter inquiring whether he would like to acquire a home loan, or whether he knows anyone so inclined, or anyone interested in selling, buying or trading real estate. Letter is from the Reverend James Smith, a Black man, who encloses his business card as a land counselor for the Moscickis Realty Company, 8947 South Western Avenue, Chicago. One page letter plus business card and envelope
Blues (1929) by Archibald John Motley( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Archibald J. Motley Jr.
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Jump at the sun : African American painters in the realist traditionContemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
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Motley, Archibald J. 1891-1981

Motley, Archibald John

Motley, Archibald John 1891-1981

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