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Inez Nathaniel Walker

(American, 1911–1990)

Woman’s head

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Object Details

Artist

Inez Nathaniel Walker

Date

1976

Medium

Graphite and colored pencil

Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 18 × 12 1/8 inches (45.7 × 30.8 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles B. Rosenak and Janice M. Rosenak

Object
Number

77.026.004

A migrant farm worker from the American South, Inez Nathaniel found her way to New York’s Finger L(…)

A migrant farm worker from the American South, Inez Nathaniel found her way to New York’s Finger Lakes region around 1950. In the early 1970s, she served time at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, where she began to draw. This work dates to a time after her release, when she had remarried and her work was represented by Webb and Parsons Gallery in Bedford. Though she continued to draw for the rest of her life, the artist retreated from society in 1980. (“The Best Way to Prepare Bananas: Fruits of the Soul from the Permanent Collection,” curated by Matt Conway and presented at the Johnson Museum June 24-August 13, 2017)

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