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Peace

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Peace

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

1978

Medium

Crayon and colored pencil on paper

Accession #

2003.171

Dimensions

19 x 24 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

A devout Christian and lover of nature, Nellie Mae Rowe held beliefs about earthbound harmony that often manifested in imagery typical of a biblical heaven. In this drawing, Rowe illustrates her idyllic vision of peace with a placid yet technicolor sea, verdant fields of flowers, and a heavenly sunrise. With the large fish in the middle of the image and the holy hand in the upper right corner, Rowe indicates that the peace granted to earthly creatures is distinctly one of God’s making.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander