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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...

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