Reverend Howard Finster

(1916 – 2001)

 

 

Reverend Howard Finster, one of the world’s most renown visionary folk artists was born December, 2, 1916 in Valley Head, Alabama. Much has been written about this legendary visionary artist whose first vision occurred at age three. Turn to any reference book on folk art, including the “Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists” by Rosenak and his life is chronicled there. Visionary artist, preacher, creator of “Paradise Gardens” Rev. Finster embarked on his personal, lifelong quest to cut, paint and draw as much sacred biblical art as humanly possible. He meticulously chronicled each piece of his art - signing, numbering and dating each as it was completed. His journey sadly ended with his death on October 23, 2001. Rev. Finster’s colorful, intricate paintings, cut-outs with bible passages or current events and writings are shown and collected world wide.

 

Some Permanent Collections include:
Smithsonian Institution
Museum of American Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
American Visionary Art Museum
Library of Congress

 

We are happy to offer a piece of Michael Finster's work for sale in the list below. Michael is Reverend Finster's grandson and a talented folk artist in his own right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“1:19 Past Midnight”


16” x 11 ½”


signed and numbered silkscreen 78/79
framed and signed on reverse by Reverend Howard Finster

$850

 

 

“Giraffe”

#ToBr5

 


18" x 7" x 4"

 

large, nice example of Rev. Finster's
paintings on wood cutout

"Great people are remembered a long time. If you get your name recorded in Heaven you will be remembered forever"

 

dated Oct. 4, 1993, signed and numbered


$800

 

“When I Sing”


22” x 22” paper size


28" x 28" framed size


signed limited edition lithograph,
Archival double mat with black wood frame


$750

(also available unframed for $500)

 

 

 

Detail

 

“Mermaid”

#ToBr6

Michael Finster

 


10.5"w x 7.5"h x 2"d


painted wood cut-out signed and dated

12/27/89 by

Michael Finster

$275

 

 

“Jesus”

 


28” x 10 ¾”

 


signed and numbered lithograph
will ship rolled in tube

 


SOLD

 

 

 

“Lords Last Supper”


20 ¼” x 36 ¾”


signed and numbered lithograph
will ship rolled in tube


SOLD

 

 

“Eagle”


9 ¼” x 9” x 3 ¾”


painted wood cut-out
dated Oct. 29, 1998

 

SOLD

 

 

 

 

“Angel"


9 ½” x 9 ½” x 3 ¾”

 


painted wood cut-out


dated Aug. 26, 1998

 

 

 


SOLD

 

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