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Creators:
Oppenhimer, Ann Frederick
Dates:
[ca. 1976-1984]
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((195 items))
Collection ID:
AAA.oppeann
Repository:
Archives of American Art

194 slides of the Reverend Howard Finster and his paintings, sculpture, and his garden environment taken by Oppenhimer and others. Included are a copy of Finster's slide set for his lecture on his art and slides of Finster exhibitions: "Sermons in Paint," at the University of Richmond, 1984; "Horse of a Different Drummer," at the Carriage House Gal...

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Creators:
Nosanow, Barbara Shissler
Dates:
[ca. 1981]
Size:
18 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.nosabarb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A letter from Finster to Barbara Shissler Nosanow at the National Museum of American Art, discussing his upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. The letter is illustrated in pencil with sketches of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson and William Shakespeare. Finster writes: "I am excited to be coming to Washington w...

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Creators:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001
Dates:
1932-1987
Size:
3 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.finshowa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

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

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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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Creators:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1984 June 11
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, analog)
60 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.finste84
Repository:
Archives of American Art

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.

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Creators:
Nasisse, Andy S., 1946-
Dates:
circa 1979-circa 1986
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nasiandy
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Andy Nasisse files relating to self-taught artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1979 to 1986, with additional undated materials. Included are artist files on twenty-five self-taught artists. Files consist primarily of black and white photographs of artists, their artworks, and photographs of unidentified artworks. Also included is a letter discussing artist Howard Finster's first dealer, Jeffrey Camp, and in which Nasisse offers his advice to Finster to limit production of his work. An audio recording of an interview with Miles Carpenter conducted by Nasisse, and a documentary about J. B. Murray, A Video Documentary of an Artist and His Work, are also present in these files. The documentary features many of Murray's paintings and drawings, as well as his comments on his art and visions. The artists included in the files are Eldren M. (E. M.) Bailey, Miles Carpenter, Tessie Carroll, Emanuel "Litto" Damonte, Samuel Perry (S.P.) Dinsmoor, Sam Doyle, John Ehn, Howard Finster, Laura Pope Forrester, Dilmus Hall, Irene Hall, Bessie Harvey, St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin), Jeff McKissack, John Milkovitch, J. B. Murray, Grandma Tressa Prisbrey, Dow Pugh, W.T. Ratcliffe (or Ratliff), William Carlton Rice (Mr. Rice), Royal Robertson, James "Son Ford" Thomas, Mose Tolliver, Frank van Zant (Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder), and Brother Joseph Zoetl.

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Creators:
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998
Dates:
1922-1992
Size:
5 Microfilm reels (27 volumes on 5 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
AAA.jonelois
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This microfilm collection contains Lois Mailou Jones' scrapbooks documenting her career as an African American artist and educator. Scrapbooks contain correspondence (1928-1992) primarily regarding Jones' exhibitions, Howard University, and her art education in Paris, and include a letter and photograph from Emile Bernard; photographs of Jones in h...

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Creators:
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1985-1989
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kirwliza
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographs, slides, and video of self-taught artist taken by Liza Kirwin, Southeast Regional Collector, Archives of American Art, when traveling for the Archives.

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Creators:
Laffal, Florence
Laffal, Julius.
Dates:
1982-2000
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.laffflor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence of Florence Laffal regarding the quarterly newsletter the "Folk Art Finder" (1980-2000); photographs (photocopies); correspondence with John Turner concerning his book manuscript on Finster; photographs of self-taught artists; and printed material concerning exhibitions of the Flo and Jules Laffal collection; and miscellany. Correspo...

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Creators:
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-
Camp, C. Jane (Catherine Jane), 1953-
Dates:
1969-[ca. 1990]
Size:
8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 5 reels))
5.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Collection ID:
AAA.campjeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, photographs, slides, files, consigment of works of art to Cavin-Morris, Inc., and an account book for works of art by Howard Finster and Miles B. Carpenter, printed material concerning the Camp's interest and business in American folk art.

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