Howard Finster papers

Collection ID:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reels 4033-4034: Correspondence; writings; printed material; photographs; financial material; and works of art, including stencils, drawings, prints and 'fiber art' by Finster.
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Self-taught visionary artist; Georgia.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4033-4034 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 4033-4034: 0riginals in possession of Reverend Howard Finster.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 4211: Originals in the possession of Jeffrey T. Camp, Finster's first dealer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 4033-4034 lent for microfilming 1988 by Howard Finster; material on reel 4211 lent for microfilming 1989 by Jeffrey T. Camp.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Self-taught artists -- Georgia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001