Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
1891 - 1981

1891: Born October 7 in New Orleans, LA into a Creole home

1924: Married: February 14th to Edith Granzo

1928: Wins the Harmon Foundation gold medal for The Octoroon Girl

1929: Wins a Guggenheim Fellowship for a year of study in Paris

1933: hired by easel division of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP)

1935: Completed murals for music room at Nichols School, Evanston, IL

1948: Death of Edith Motley on December 17

1949: Due to financial problems, accepted a job painting shower curtains for Styletone, maker of hand-painted shower curtains

1957: Worked for Artistic, Inc. painting shower curtains

1981: Died January 16 in Chicago, IL


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