Howard Finster tapes


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Collection Dates: 1994
Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of two tapes of Howard Finster preaching. One was recorded by Finster himself and given to David Mitchell, the other was recorded by Mitchell at a church.

Biographical Note: The Reverend Howard Finster emerged from the rural Appalachian culture of northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia to become one of America's most important creative personalities in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He was a visionary artist in various visual media as well as a poet and a musician, and his creative output and cultural influence were enormous. Although he has been called "the Picasso of folk artists," his fusion of tradition and innovation makes the label "folk artist" questionable. He called himself a "stranger from another world" and a "man of visions," and described his brain as being "beyond the light of sun."
New Georgia Encyclopedia - Howard Finster (ca. 1915-2001) http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-977 (Retrieved October 27, 2009)
Extent: 2 items
Extent: Related materials in the Howard Finster collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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