Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

 

Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

 

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Object Details


Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe, American, 1900–1982

Date

1978–1982

Medium

Crayon and pen on paper

Dimensions

17 x 14 inches

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Accession #

2003.219

Image Copyright

(c) Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Description

“The pictures I am proud of that I have made are of my hand. I leave my hand on the wall. When I’m gone they can see a print of my hand. I love that—to see a print of my hand. I’ll be gone to rest but they can look back and say ‘that is Nellie Mae’s hand.’”