Nightlife - jigsaw puzzle - 1000 piece
Nightlife - 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. This stunning African American jigsaw puzzle is based on artwork by Archibald J. Motley (1891-1981). It will provide a challenging and rewarding experience and hours of family fun and entertainment. It will look great framed and will make a perfect gift.
- 1000 piece puzzle
- heavy gauge cardboard
- finished size: 20" x 27"
It’s near 1:00 a.m. and time to dance in Archibald Motley’s Nightlife, a bustling cabaret in 1940s Chicago. Drawing from cinematic techniques, Motley painted genre scenes such as this to depict the diversity of black American experiences, hoping to speak across racial divides and inspire social change. The painting in this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is alive with revelry, portraying the most vibrant elements in sophisticated, young lives—all under the burgundy glow of nightclub lights.
Born in New Orleans, Motley attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He went on to win awards and fellowships, painted for the Works Progress Administration and became a university instructor. He was a modernist who looked to the old masters, and a portraitist who painted genre scenes.