Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe

Collection ID:
Bunnen, Lucinda
Physical Description:
10 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lucinda Bunnen (1930-) is a photographer in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nellie Mae Rowe (1900-1982) was a self-taught folk artist in Vinings, Georgia. Rowe painted and also made dolls and sculpture with found objects include wood and chewing gum. She decorated her home and yard with paintings on metal, inflatable toys, plastic flowers, stuffed animals, and various other objects. When Rowe died in 1982, her house was torn down.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 3975 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by Lucinda Bunnen.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Self-taught artists -- Georgia -- Atlanta Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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