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Howard Finster

1916-2001 (Georgia, USA)

COMMANDED BY ABOVE TO PAINT SACRED ART, HOWARD FINSTER EMBARKED ON A 25 YEAR POP CRUSADE, ANOINTING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AVAILABLE SURFACES WITH VISIONARY BELIEFS AND UNMISTAKABLE APHORISMS. FÊTED BY THE LIKES OF TALKING HEADS, THIS FORMER TV AND BICYCLE REPAIRMAN WENT ON TO BECOME THE MOST CELEBRATED AUTODIDACT IN AMERICA.

EXHIBITION #7, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING (TASMANIA), 2017/18
JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE, THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING (LONDON), 2016/17
EXHIBITION #1.1, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING, CHALET SOCIETY (PARIS), 2012/13
STRANGER IN PARADISE: THE WORKS OF REVEREND HOWARD FINSTER,
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER (CHICAGO); MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (JACKSONVILLE) 2010/11
EXHIBITION #1, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING (LONDON + TURIN), 2009/10
OUTSIDER ART, TATE BRITAIN (LONDON), 2005/06
CONTEMPORARY CUTOUTS, WHITNEY MUSEUM (NEW YORK), 1988
PARADISE LOST / PARADISE REGAINED, 42ND VENICE BIENNALE (VENICE), 1984
THE REVEREND HOWARD FINSTER, NEW MUSEUM (NEW YORK), 1982

WALKS TO THE PARADISE GARDEN: A LOWDOWN SOUTHERN ODYSSEY, INSTITUTE 193 2019
THE CATALOGUE OF EVERYTHING #6, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING 2016
THE CATALOGUE OF EVERYTHING, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING 2010
THE ARTIST, MICHEL HALL AND EUGENE METCALK (SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS) 1994
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, KEN JOHNSON (ART IN AMERICA) JUNE 1993
INSIDE THE OUTSIDERS, ELEANOR GAVER (ART & ANTIQUES) SUMMER 1990
MADE WITH PASSION, LYNDA ROSCOE HARTIGAN (SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS) 1990
HOLY ART! DAVID HANDELMAN (ROLLING STONE) 20TH APRIL 1989
HOWARD FINSTER, JOHN TURNER (KNOPF) 1989
HOWARD FINSTER, TOM PATTERSON (ABBEVILLE PRESS) 1989
HOWARD FINSTER, LIZA KIRWAN (ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART JOURNAL, 28:2) 1988
MADE IN U.S.A, SIDRA STICH (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS) 1987