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Creators:
Arient, Beth, 1946-
Arient, James, 1946-
Dates:
1979-1988
Size:
1 Microfilm reel (147 items on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.ariebeth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The microfilmed Beth and James Arient papers contain 23 letters from self-taught painter Howard Finster and Pauline Finster to the Arients (1979-1987); and photographs of folk artists, some with the Arients, and their work (1980-1988). Among the artists photographed are Elijah Pierce, Mary Borkowski, Jesse Howard, Joe "The Welder" Janosik, Eunice M...

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Creators:
Arient, James, 1946-
Arient, Beth, 1946-
Blum, Betty
Dates:
1988 April 27-29
Size:
213 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.arient88
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of James and Beth Arient conducted 1988 April 27-29, by Betty Blum, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Turner, John F.
Dates:
circa 1928-2015
bulk 1978-1990
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.turnjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.

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