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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.
Archibald Motley, Jr. papers, 1925-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3161 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter; Chicago, Ill. Born in New Orleans, La.
Donated 1978 by Archie Motley.
Lives of American Artists
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