Details

Title

You May Be in heaven a half a hour

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982)

Date

1978

Medium

Crayon and pencil on paper

Dimensions

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Accession #

2003.297

On View

Currently not on view

Rowe frequently included text in her work, sometimes incorporating it as a carefully designed pictorial element and other times as a caption or narrative explaining the action in a scene. She often wrote messages of spiritual praise, especially because she believed her artistic talent came from God. In some of her drawings from 1982, the year she passed away, she used her writing to embed messages of farewell.

Image Copyright

© Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

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