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I Run into a net oh Boy

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I Run into a net oh Boy

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

1982

Medium

Crayon and pencil on board

Accession #

2003.180

Dimensions

10 x 13 1/2 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 409

Description

Rowe frequently included text in her work, sometimes incorporating it as a carefully designed pictorial element and other times as a caption or narrative explaining the action in a scene. She often wrote messages of spiritual praise, especially because she believed her artistic talent came from God. In some of her drawings from 1982, the year she passed away, she used her writing to embed messages of farewell.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Image Copyright

© Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta.