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Some key moments in Archibald Motley's life and art

Some key moments in Archibald Motley's life and art

1891: Born Archibald John Motley Jr. in New Orleans on Oct. 7 to Mary Huff Motley and Archibald John Motley Sr. 1894: Motley family moves to Chicago. 1914-18: Motley studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's pardoned from military service in World War I due to a medical diagnosis of a "weak heart." 1918: Publishes "The Negro in Art" in the Chicago Defender on July 6, writing that African-American artists should "have the same broad field as our white competitors" and that each should be allowed "a chance to express himself in his own individual way." 1918-25: Works occasionally alongside his father, a Pullman porter, as a...

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