Archibald Motley: Black Belt 1000 Piece Jigsaw
Archibald Motley: Black Belt 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is alive with Jazz Age glam in Archibald Motley’s Black Belt. Born in New Orleans, Motley attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a modernist who looked to the old masters, and a portraitist who painted genre scenes. Motley sought social change through works that he hoped would speak across racial divides — depicting the diversity of black experiences, portraying intersecting social classes, and drawing from highly recognizable cinematic techniques. Through these, he painted modern American life.
Dimensions: 63.5 x 50.8cm
Number of Pieces: 1000