Untitled (Blue and Pink Doll)
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Nellie Mae Rowe, American, 1900–1982
Cloth, yarn, fiber stuffing, acrylic wig, and buttons
21 x 8 x 8 inches
Gift of Judith Alexander
(c) Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Rowe’s earlier memories of making art included the dolls she created for the amusement of herself and her siblings. This doll is atypical, standing apart from the others seen later in the show, because of how she crocheted its body. The indigo-blue yarn and magenta fabric she chose for it matches the vibrant color schemes she favored in her later drawing.