Howard Finster papers, 1932-1987

Finster, Howard, b. 1916 d. 2001
Painter, Pastor
Active in Summerville, Ga.

Collection size: 3.0 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Reels 4033-4034: Correspondence; writings; printed material; photographs; financial material; and works of art, including stencils, drawings, prints and 'fiber art' by Finster.

Reel 4211: Annotated Polaroid photographs of Finsters' paintings and sculpture, ca. 1977-1980; prints and drawings; "thought cards," "true storys [sic],"poems, song lyrics and other writings by Finster; photographs of his environment, "Paradise Garden," and other works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Self-taught visionary artist; Georgia.

Material on reels 4033-4034 lent for microfilming 1988 by Howard Finster; material on reel 4211 lent for microfilming 1989 by Jeffrey T. Camp.

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