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Archibald John Motley Jr.

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Guti Leon

on 6 April 2015

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Archibald John Motley Jr.
Life is for the living, Death is for the dead, let life be like music and death a note unsaid
- Langston Hughes
The poem means for you to live your life with excitement, to be happy, and to not think about death
More Biographical Info
He is most famous for his colorful chronicling of the African-American experience during the 1920s and 1930s, and is considered one of the major contributors to the Harlem Renaissance, or the New Negro Movement, a time in which African American art reached new heights not just in New York but across America. He specialized in portraiture and saw it “as a means of affirming racial respect and race pride.”
Biographical Info
Born: October 7, 1891, New Orleans
Died: January 16, 1981, Chicago IL
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts

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