Folk artist’s operate on show in Springfield
Folk artist’s operate on show in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Born on the Fourth of July in 1900, Nellie Mae Rowe used the initially fifty percent of her life operating — as a woman on her family’s farm in Fayette County, Georgia, then as a wife, two times widowed, and as a domestic.  

But in the late 1950s, right after both equally her husbands have been gone and the white couple she cleaned for also handed away, Nellie Mae was no cost to dedicate herself to her enthusiasm:  producing art.

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“Now I received to get again to my childhood,” explained the self-taught, African American artist. “What you call participating in in a playhouse.”

Not only did she recreate a girlhood for herself in her vibrant drawings, she turned her home in Vinings, Ga, into a playhouse embellished with located-item installations, dolls, chewing gum sculptures and hundreds of drawings. An Atlanta-region newspaper known as it an “explosion of creativeness.”

By Indana