Untitled (Judith Alexander Doll)
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Nellie Mae Rowe, American, 1900–1982
Cloth, fiber stuffing, glass, plastic, mother of pearl, wire, wig, pigment, and wood rocking chair
37 1/2 x 17 x 8 1/2 inches
Gift of Judith Alexander
(c) Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta
“I bet I wasn’t ten years old when I made my first doll,” Nellie Mae Rowe once said. “Sometimes when I ought to have been in the fields, I’d hide and go make dolls. I’d take up all the dirty clothes, tie them up, pack their heads full of soft stockings, and make eyes for them. I made some to look like people.” The year before she died, Rowe created this affectionate portrait of her close friend and art dealer, Judith Alexander.