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Oral history interview with Howard Finster, 1984 June 11

view Oral history interview with Howard Finster, 1984 June 11 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
District of Columbia
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes analog
Transcript: 60 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Howard Finster conducted 1984 June 11, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Finster speaks of his early childhood; his earliest vision; working as a preacher and a repairman; the construction of his GARDEN OF PARADISE; his mission in life; dealers and exhibitions; and his Chapel of the World's Folk Art Church, Inc.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Howard Finster, 1984 June 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Howard Finster (1916-2001) was a self-taught visionary artist and minister from Georgia. Full name: William Howard Finster.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and religion
Folk art
Folk artists
Interviews
Self-taught artists
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12492
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212043
AAA_collcode_finste84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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