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Archibald Motley : jazz age modernist

Author: Archibald John Motley, Jr.Richard J PowellNasher Museum of Art at Duke University,Amon Carter Museum of American Art.Los Angeles County Museum of Art.All authors
Publisher: Durham, NC : Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring more than 140 colour illustrations, this catalogue accompanies the first full-scale survey in 20 years of the work of Archibald John Motley, Jr. (1891-1981), a master colourist and radical interpreter of urban culture. Motley's brilliant yet idiosyncratic paintings - simultaneously expressionist and social realist - have captured worldwide attention with their rainbow-hued, syncopated compositions. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Archibald John Motley, Jr.; Archibald John Motley, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Archibald John Motley, Jr.; Richard J Powell; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University,; Amon Carter Museum of American Art.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; Chicago Cultural Center.; Whitney Museum of American Art.
ISBN: 9780938989370 0938989375 9780938989394 0938989391
OCLC Number: 864788447
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and curated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History, & Visual Studies at Duke University"--Title page verso.
Exhibition held at: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Jan. 30-May 11, 2014; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, June 14-Sept. 7, 2014; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oct. 19, 2014-Feb. 1, 2015; Chicago Cultural Center, March 6-Aug. 31, 2015; Whitney Museum of American Art, Fall 2015.
Description: xi, 171 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sarah Schroth --
Curator's acknowledgments / Richard J. Powell --
Sky Diving / Ishmael Reed --
Face to face with Archibald J. Motley Jr. / David C. Driskell --
The portraits of Archibald Motley and the visualization of Black modern subjectivity / Amy M. Mooney --
"Midnight was like day": strolling through Archibald Motley's bronzeville / Davarian L. Baldwin --
Motley's Paris: missed opportunities / Olivier Meslay --
Becoming Motley, becoming modern / Richard J. Powell --
Artist chronology --
Exhibition checklist.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Powell.
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