Howard Finster

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Birthday
2, 1916
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Oct 22, 2001 (84)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1916
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Oct 22, 2001 (84)

About

Remembered best for establishing a sculpture and folk art-based Georgia museum venue called Paradise Gardens, Finster also designed album covers for the bands Talking Heads and R.E.M.

Before Fame

He began giving sermons in his early teens and, before becoming a full-time artist, served as Pastor of Fort Payne, Alabama's Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

Trivia

His Paradise Gardens museum contains close to 50,000 sculptures and other works of folk art.

Family Life

He and his twelve siblings grew up on a farm in Valley Head, Alabama.

Associated With

His pop art pieces include images of UFOs, war, and singer Elvis Presley.

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