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Fish on Spools

Folk and Self-Taught Art

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Fish on Spools

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

1980

Medium

Wood, plastic, and acrylic

Accession #

1983.20

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 25 x 1 1/2 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 409

Description

Fish on Spools was among the twenty-five works by Nellie Mae Rowe the Corcoran Gallery of Art included in its 1982 exhibition Black Folk Art in America: 1930–1980. Rowe was one of only three women represented in this exhibition, which was the first to survey the extraordinary contributions of African American self-taught artists, especially those living in the South. Rowe lived just long enough to know about the sensation that Black Folk Art caused as it traveled to six major American cities.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Georgia Designer Craftsmen

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