Educator Resource Packet: Self-Portrait by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.

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A work made of oil on canvas.
Self-Portrait, c. 1920
Archibald John Motley Jr.

This painting depicts the dignified, Chicago-based artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The traditional composition and lively colors that hint of his future Bronzeville paintings offer a glimpse into the complexity of Motley himself. This teaching packet includes an essay, discussion questions, activity ideas, a glossary, and an image of the artwork.

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