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The artist [1902-1981], Boykin, Alabama; by inheritance 1981 to her son, Early Pettway, Boykin; purchased 1997 by William S. Arnett [1939-2020], Atlanta; gift 2002 to Tinwood Alliance, Atlanta; transfer 2010 to the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta; acquired 2020 by NGA through a gift/purchase agreement.

Exhibition History

The Quilts of Gee's Bend, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, followed by additional venues, 2002-2008.


Arnett, William et al. Gee's Bend: the architecture of the quilt. Atlanta, 2006.

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