. An Exhibition in Atlanta Pays Tribute to the Late Artist Nellie Mae Rowe, a Self-Taught Visionary Whose Imagination ‘Exploded Onto Paper’ « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – By the end of her life, the self-taught artist Nellie Mae Rowe (1900–1982) had been widely recognized for her unique artistic practice, finding both institutional and commercial success for her drawings and sculptures made from all manner of household materials. But a new exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is the Georgia-born artist’s first major exhibition in 20 years. “People here know how brilliant she was,” Katherine Jentleson, the High’s curator of folk and self-taught art, told Artnet News. “I really want to make her name known and her art appreciated outside of Atlanta.”

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