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Motley, Archibald J., Jr (1891 - 1981), painter

Amy M. Mooney

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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American painter. Motley consciously dedicated himself to the depiction of African Americans. Through his portraits and genre scenes, Motley created a visual legacy that extended the Harlem Renaissance beyond the boundaries of New York and incorporated the individualist and reform spirit of the Ashcan school. Optimistically, he believed that art could contribute to the end of racial prejudice, a sentiment espoused by both W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke. During his

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