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Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971

Creator:
Bunnen, Lucinda W.
Subject:
Rowe, Nellie Mae
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
10 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Nine photographs of visionary artist Nellie Mae Rowe, her dolls, and her home in Atlanta, Ga., taken by Bunnen in 1971. Also included is Bunnen's résumé.
Citation:
Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm roll 3975 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Bunnen, based in Atlanta, Ga., photographed Nellie Mae Rowe, a visionary artist who painted and made dolls and sculpture in wood and chewing gum. Rowe also decorated her yard with paintings on metal, inflatable toys, plastic flowers, stuffed animals, and various objects. When Rowe died in 1982, her house was torn down.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Lucinda Bunnen.
Theme:
Women
WAAND
African American
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American women artists
Photographs
Self-taught artists
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7174
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209311
AAA_collcode_bunnluci
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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