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If You Whisper Whisper a Prayer

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If You Whisper Whisper a Prayer

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

before 1978

Medium

Crayon, pencil, and pen on cardboard

Accession #

2002.238

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Rowe’s body of work is chock-full of catch phrases and sayings that were collected from all sources of media, whether faith-bound or otherwise. Not all of her -isms are meant to be humorous, but you can certainly imagine her saying this phrase with a wry grin. Didactic in nature, this work is perhaps more subdued than others but undoubtedly no less enthusiastic regarding her particular practice of Christianity.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Image Copyright

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