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Archibald Motley, Jr. papers, 1925-1977

Motley, Archibald John, 1891-1981



Collection Information

Size: 71 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Chicago, Ill. Born in New Orleans, La.


Donated 1978 by Archie Motley.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3161 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Archibald Motley, Jr. papers, 1925-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.