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I Run into a net oh Boy

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I Run into a net oh Boy

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Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982




Crayon and pencil on board

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10 x 13 1/2 inches


On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 409


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.


Gift of Judith Alexander

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