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Archibald Motley, the first African American artist to present a major solo exhibition in New York City, was one of the most prominent figures to emerge from the black arts movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Although he lived and worked in Chicago (a city integrally tied to the movement),...

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Provenance

Private collection, Chicago; by 1984, with Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; February 1984, sold by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

Copyright

© Valerie Gerrard Browne

about 1926

Dimensions

81.3 x 101.6 cm (32 x 40 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1859

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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