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Peace

Folk and Self-Taught Art
drawing
Peace

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

1978

Medium

Crayon and pen on paper

Accession #

2003.219

Dimensions

17 x 14 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

For Nellie Mae Rowe, drawing was a form of worship. She said, “I try to draw because [God] is wonderful to me. I just have to keep drawing until he says, ‘Well done, Nellie, you have been faithful.’ Then I will know that I have finished my work.” In Peace, Rowe represented her own industrious hands, which seem to invoke a benediction for the blue animal just beyond.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander