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Untitled (Nellie and Judith’s Houses)

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Untitled (Nellie and Judith’s Houses)

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Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982




Crayon, marker, and pencil on paper

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Currently Out on Loan


These conjoined houses signify how the destinies of Rowe and her gallerist Judith Alexander were mutually dependent. Alexander had been showing contemporary art for decades, but her close relationship with Rowe led her to become one of the South’s only gallerists dedicated to self-taught artists. The way these houses appear stitched together seemed to inspire the poetic words of Rowe’s great-grandniece Cheryl Mashack at Alexander’s 2005 funeral: “Some of our paths would have never crossed, but there was a plan and a purpose orchestrated from above and thus began the construction of a beautifully made quilt.”


Gift of Judith Alexander

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