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Untitled (Blue and Pink Doll)

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Untitled (Blue and Pink Doll)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

before 1978

Medium

Cloth, yarn, fiber stuffing, acrylic wig, and buttons

Accession #

2003.243

Dimensions

21 x 8 x 8 inches

Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level, Gallery 100

Description

Rowe’s earlier memories of making art included the dolls she created for the amusement of herself and her siblings. This doll is atypical, standing apart from the others seen later in the show, because of how she crocheted its body. The indigo-blue yarn and magenta fabric she chose for it matches the vibrant color schemes she favored in her later drawing.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Image Copyright

(c) Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta