A 2018 exhibition at La Maison Rouge in Paris presented art objects produced during an early period in American history. “Black Dolls: The Deborah Neff Collection” features more than 200 dolls hand made between the 1840s and 1940s.
Nellie Mae Rowe, whose dolls were created a bit later than most, is one of only three artists who are cited by name in this exhibition; the makers of most of the dolls are unknown.
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Nellie Mae Rowe, “Untitled (Red Doll/Poupée Rouge),” Vinings, Georgia, 1970–1980
By Priscilla Frank, Arts and Culture Reporter
The Huffington Post, February 20, 2017 (Updated February 24, 2017)
Nellie Mae Rowe, “Untitled (Two Figures and Animal,” Vinings, Georgia, 1979–1980
Nellie Mae Rowe's work is well-represented in the gift made to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, by The Souls Grown Deep Foundation. The venerable museum was given its pick of the 1,500 or so works of art in the collection. Of the 19 works by Nellie Mae Rowe that the Foundation owned, 5 were chosen by the Met.
Nellie Mae Rowe, Rocking Chair, 1981
A review of the Museum of American Folk Art's exhibition, Nellie Mae Rowe: Ninety-Nine-and-a-Half Won’t Do
By Tessa DiCarlo, for The New York Times
January 3, 1999
Nellie Mae Rowe, Cow Jump Over the Mone,1978
"Nellie Mae Rowe Draws Random Line, Gives Form to Memories That Crowd In" by W.C. Burnett for The Atlanta Journal