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Howard Finster(1916-2001)
Who is Howard Finster?
Howard Finster, American folk artist and Baptist pastor, only began his art career when was 60 years old. Born in Alabama in 1916, Finster was raised in a Baptist household and gave his first sermon as a teenager. Themes from his Christian faith, coupled with Southern storytelling traditions, later suffused many of Howard Finster's prints. Indeed, it's said a vision inspired the first of many paintings by Howard Finster, and from then until his death in 2001, he made thousands of art pieces. 

Popular paintings by Howard Finster often incorporate bold images with Bible verses using only enamel paint and plywood cut into outlines of angels or animals. Yet, Howard Finster's sculptures were his crowning achievements; the largest, Paradise Garden, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Find unique sculptures for sale online at Invaluable to add to your collection.
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Howard Finster Painting

Lot 201: Howard Finster Painting

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: "I’m not here to live a normal life. ?I’m sent here on a mission. I was fore-predestinated for this planet. Just like Henry Ford." ~ Rev. Howard Finster to Liza Kerwin.

Provenance: Collection of the late Denis Jacobs, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Born in Johannesburg, Mr. Jacobs was an architect and interior designer. He lived in London, Zurich and New York before making his home in South Florida in the 1970s. In addition to a number of commercial projects, he designed homes for an international clientele, notably in South Africa, Panama and Florida. He loved entertaining and attending classical music concerts, and traveled to over 120 countries and every continent with his longtime soulmate and husband.

Quote: Liza Kirwin ?"Appreciation: The Reverend Howard Finster, the Last Red Light before the Apocalypse." American Art journal 16, no. 2, as referenced by the Smithsonian Institute.
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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Large Howard Finster Coke Bottle Painting

Lot 202: Large Howard Finster Coke Bottle Painting

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: "I’m not here to live a normal life. ?I’m sent here on a mission. I was fore-predestinated for this planet. Just like Henry Ford." ~ Rev. Howard Finster to Liza Kerwin.

Provenance: Collection of the late Denis Jacobs, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Born in Johannesburg, Mr. Jacobs was an architect and interior designer. He lived in London, Zurich and New York before making his home in South Florida in the 1970s. In addition to a number of commercial projects, he designed homes for an international clientele, notably in South Africa, Panama and Florida. He loved entertaining and attending classical music concerts, and traveled to over 120 countries and every continent with his longtime soulmate and husband.

Quote: Liza Kirwin ?"Appreciation: The Reverend Howard Finster, the Last Red Light before the Apocalypse." American Art journal 16, no. 2, as referenced by the Smithsonian Institute.
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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Large Howard Finster Angel Painting

Lot 203: Large Howard Finster Angel Painting

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: "I’m not here to live a normal life. ?I’m sent here on a mission. I was fore-predestinated for this planet. Just like Henry Ford." ~ Rev. Howard Finster to Liza Kerwin.

Provenance: Collection of the late Denis Jacobs, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Born in Johannesburg, Mr. Jacobs was an architect and interior designer. He lived in London, Zurich and New York before making his home in South Florida in the 1970s. In addition to a number of commercial projects, he designed homes for an international clientele, notably in South Africa, Panama and Florida. He loved entertaining and attending classical music concerts, and traveled to over 120 countries and every continent with his longtime soulmate and husband.

Quote: Liza Kirwin ?"Appreciation: The Reverend Howard Finster, the Last Red Light before the Apocalypse." American Art journal 16, no. 2, as referenced by the Smithsonian Institute.
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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Howard Finster Painting, Double Self Portrait

Lot 204: Howard Finster Painting, Double Self Portrait

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: "I’m not here to live a normal life. ?I’m sent here on a mission. I was fore-predestinated for this planet. Just like Henry Ford." ~ Rev. Howard Finster to Liza Kerwin.

Diptych self portrait depicts the artist in 1944 per his writings. Both pieces are framed together. Provenance: Collection of the late Denis Jacobs, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Born in Johannesburg, Mr. Jacobs was an architect and interior designer. He lived in London, Zurich and New York before making his home in South Florida in the 1970s. In addition to a number of commercial projects, he designed homes for an international clientele, notably in South Africa, Panama and Florida. He loved entertaining and attending classical music concerts, and traveled to over 120 countries and every continent with his longtime soulmate and husband.

Quote: Liza Kirwin ?"Appreciation: The Reverend Howard Finster, the Last Red Light before the Apocalypse." American Art journal 16, no. 2, as referenced by the Smithsonian Institute.
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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Howard Finster American, 1916-2001 Two Birdhouses, 1991

Lot 131: Howard Finster American, 1916-2001 Two Birdhouses, 1991

Auction Date: Nov 02, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Howard Finster
American, 1916-2001
Two Birdhouses, 1991
Each signed Howard Finster, one dated April 13, 1991, the second dated April 17, 1991
Enamel on wood
Each 8 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches


C Property from a Scarsdale, NY Residence
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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Howard Finster American, 1916-2001 Dostrolo - City in Visions of Other Worlds, 1991

Lot 130: Howard Finster American, 1916-2001 Dostrolo - City in Visions of Other Worlds, 1991

Auction Date: Nov 02, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Howard Finster
American, 1916-2001
Dostrolo - City in Visions of Other Worlds, 1991
Signed and dated Howard Finster Mar. 29 1991 on the reverse
Enamel on panel
23 3/4 x 30 inches


C Property from a Scarsdale, NY Residence
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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Howard Finster "Man of Visions" LP

Lot 331: Howard Finster "Man of Visions" LP

Auction Date: Oct 29, 2021

Estimate: $150 - $250

Description: Howard Finster "Man of Visions" Worlds Minister of Folk Art Church Inc. 1981 self released LP record, shelf wear and losses to jacket. 12.5 x 12.5"...

Location: Williston, VT, US

Auction House: Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers

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HOWARD FINSTER, American (1916-2001), "God Bless", acrylic on panel, 22 x 28 inches

Lot 146: HOWARD FINSTER, American (1916-2001), "God Bless", acrylic on panel, 22 x 28 inches

Auction Date: Oct 28, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: HOWARD FINSTER
American, (1916-2001)
"God Bless"
acrylic on panel
signed, titled, dated and inscribed on the reverse "Howard Finster, 15.000.371 works since 1976 / Finished July 12, 1990 / 10:44 PM"
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Location: Milford, CT, US

Auction House: Shannon's

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Howard Finster (1916-2001) Elvis at 3 Cutout

Lot 231: Howard Finster (1916-2001) Elvis at 3 Cutout

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description:

"Elvis at 3 is an angel to me", paint on routed board, signed and dated 1976 on rear, numbered 5000,877. An early work. Interestingly, Finster lists his current address in Summerville, GA along with his phone number.

29" ht. x 10" wd.

Howard Finster (1916-2001). Howard Finster is the very definition of a self taught visionary artist. He served 13 churches as a Baptist Minister beginning in 1938 until one day in 1976 he dipped his finger in white paint and a face appeared extolling him to "make sacred things." He went on to create almost 36,000 works of art dating and numbering each one.  His masterpiece in Summerville, Georgia is Paradise Gardens -- a tangle of bicycles, a universe of cement structures encrusted with all manor of objects, a casket laden Cadillac, an aviary, and a parade of figures painted on the sides of his buildings. He warned about the hazards of strong drink, extolling the advantages of Coke. His coke bottle figures have a row of inverted heads --- "Some people would stand on their head for a good cold coke." He imagined himself as a young Elvis and the industrious young Henry Ford. Ref: Smithsonian Museum of American Art and "Paradise Gardens" Peacock 1996. "Raw Vision" Magazine # 37.

From the lifetime collection of living folk artist Dewey Blocksma, Beulah, Michigan. Blocksma acquired most pieces directly from the artists.

 

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Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Auction House: Caza Sikes

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Howard Finster (1916-2001) Elvis at 3 Print, Plus

Lot 216: Howard Finster (1916-2001) Elvis at 3 Print, Plus

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2021

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description:

A signed Howard Finster serigraph of Elvis at 3, and a signed "I've been to paradise!", and a bumper sticker, signed in the upper right by Finster. Group of two.

Sight size of print: 14.5" ht. x 10" wd.: size of bumper sticker: 3.75" ht. x 13.5" wd.

From the lifetime collection of living folk artist Dewey Blocksma, Beulah, Michigan. Blocksma acquired most pieces directly from the artists.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Auction House: Caza Sikes

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Howard Finster (1916-2001), Signed Mr. Coke Print

Lot 217: Howard Finster (1916-2001), Signed Mr. Coke Print

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2021

Estimate: $50 - $100

Description:

Edition number 1064/1200, signed in pencil in the lower right. With the slogan "The bottom is as low as you can go".

Print size: 36" ht. x 12" wd.

From the lifetime collection of living folk artist Dewey Blocksma, Beulah, Michigan. Blocksma acquired most pieces directly from the artists.

 

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Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Auction House: Caza Sikes

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Howard Finster (1916-2001), Coca-Cola Serigaph

Lot 215: Howard Finster (1916-2001), Coca-Cola Serigaph

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2021

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description:

Plate size: 28" ht. x 20" wd. With the slogan, "The bottom is as low as you can go."

From the lifetime collection of living folk artist Dewey Blocksma, Beulah, Michigan. Blocksma acquired most pieces directly from the artists.

 

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Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Auction House: Caza Sikes

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HOWARD FINSTER FOLK ART ANGEL SCULPTURE, 1992

Lot 275: HOWARD FINSTER FOLK ART ANGEL SCULPTURE, 1992

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster (American/Georgia, 1916-2001). "Angel" -1992, wooden cut out sculpture. Inscribed, signed, dated, and inventoried as number 25,501. Approx. 13.5" x 13.5" (overall)...

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Auction House: Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Elvis-At-3-is-A-Angel to Me, #13,519, 1990, wood cut-out, paint and marker, 29 1/2"h x 9"w x...

Lot 560: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Elvis-At-3-is-A-Angel to Me, #13,519, 1990, wood cut-out, paint and marker, 29 1/2"h x 9"w x...

Auction Date: Oct 14, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Elvis-At-3-is-A-Angel to Me, #13,519, 1990
wood cut-out, paint and marker
signed, titled, dated and numbered recto and verso
29 1/2"h x 9"w x 3/16"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), I Want to Be an Angel, #11,837, 1989, wood cut-out, paint and marker, 11"h x 50"w x 3/16"d

Lot 561: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), I Want to Be an Angel, #11,837, 1989, wood cut-out, paint and marker, 11"h x 50"w x 3/16"d

Auction Date: Oct 14, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
I Want to Be an Angel, #11,837, 1989
wood cut-out, paint and marker
signed, dated and numbered
11"h x 50"w x 3/16"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, Untitled (Bull)

Lot 116: Howard Finster, Untitled (Bull)

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Howard Finster
Untitled (Bull)


1988
enamel on wood
10 h × 16.25 w in (25 × 41 cm)

Signed and dated to verso 'By Howard Finster July 1 1988'.

This work will ship from Wright in Chicago, Illinois.

condition: Excellent condition.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Howard Finster. Self Portrait as Preacher

Lot 1278: Howard Finster. Self Portrait as Preacher

Auction Date: Aug 28, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: (American, 1916-2001). Paint and marker wood cut outs, signed "Howard Finster" on base, 13 3/4 x 9 in....

Location: Towson, MD, US

Auction House: Alex Cooper

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Howard Finster. Cocaine Beast, primitive sculpture

Lot 1279: Howard Finster. Cocaine Beast, primitive sculpture

Auction Date: Aug 28, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: (American, 1916-2001). Paint and market wood cut outs, signed "Howard Finster" on base, 17 1/2 x 8 1/2 in....

Location: Towson, MD, US

Auction House: Alex Cooper

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Holy Bible, Howard Finster, 1983, #3,102, paint and ink on wood, 13"h x 8 5/8"w x 3 1/2"

Lot 186: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Holy Bible, Howard Finster, 1983, #3,102, paint and ink on wood, 13"h x 8 5/8"w x 3 1/2"

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Holy Bible, Howard Finster, 1983, #3,102
paint and ink on wood
signed and dated, recto and verso
13"h x 8 5/8"w x 3 1/2"
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Castles of the Angels, 1987, #6,690, oil on wood panel, 16 1/2" x 18"

Lot 187: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Castles of the Angels, 1987, #6,690, oil on wood panel, 16 1/2" x 18"

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Castles of the Angels, 1987, #6,690
oil on wood panel
signed and dated, recto and verso
16 1/2" x 18"

Provenance:
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York / Chicago, Illinois (label verso)
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Hank Williams, The Singing Star, 1988, #8,152, enamel paint on wood, 21 5/8"h x 21 1/4"w x 1/...

Lot 188: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Hank Williams, The Singing Star, 1988, #8,152, enamel paint on wood, 21 5/8"h x 21 1/4"w x 1/...

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Hank Williams, The Singing Star, 1988, #8,152
enamel paint on wood
signed, dated and numbered, recto and verso
21 5/8"h x 21 1/4"w x 1/4"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), George at 23, 1988, #8,130, paint and marker on wood, 9 1/2"h x 6 3/8"w x 3 5/8"d

Lot 189: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), George at 23, 1988, #8,130, paint and marker on wood, 9 1/2"h x 6 3/8"w x 3 5/8"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
George at 23, 1988, #8,130
paint and marker on wood
signed and dated recto and verso
9 1/2"h x 6 3/8"w x 3 5/8"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Youth of Jesus, 1988, #9,106, mixed media on wood, 10"h x 6 3/4"w x 3 5/8"d

Lot 190: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Youth of Jesus, 1988, #9,106, mixed media on wood, 10"h x 6 3/4"w x 3 5/8"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Youth of Jesus, 1988, #9,106
mixed media on wood
signed and dated recto and verso
10"h x 6 3/4"w x 3 5/8"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Rabbit, 1988, #9,411, paint and marker on wood, 6 3/4"h x 5 1/8"w x 4"d

Lot 191: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Rabbit, 1988, #9,411, paint and marker on wood, 6 3/4"h x 5 1/8"w x 4"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Rabbit, 1988, #9,411
paint and marker on wood
signed recto, signed and dated verso
6 3/4"h x 5 1/8"w x 4"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Elvis at Three, 1989, #10,653, paint, marker and glitter on wood, 24 1/8"h x 11 3/8"w x 3/16"...

Lot 192: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Elvis at Three, 1989, #10,653, paint, marker and glitter on wood, 24 1/8"h x 11 3/8"w x 3/16"...

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Elvis at Three, 1989, #10,653
paint, marker and glitter on wood
signed and dated recto and verso
24 1/8"h x 11 3/8"w x 3/16"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), The Black Night Abigrilla, 1989, #11,198, paint and marker on wood, 11 1/8" x 17 1/2"

Lot 193: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), The Black Night Abigrilla, 1989, #11,198, paint and marker on wood, 11 1/8" x 17 1/2"

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
The Black Night Abigrilla, 1989, #11,198
paint and marker on wood
signed and dated recto and verso
11 1/8" x 17 1/2"
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Angel from God, 1990, #13,923, mixed media on wood, 5 7/8"h x 10 5/8"w x 3 5/8"d

Lot 194: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Angel from God, 1990, #13,923, mixed media on wood, 5 7/8"h x 10 5/8"w x 3 5/8"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Angel from God, 1990, #13,923
mixed media on wood
signed recto, signed and dated verso
5 7/8"h x 10 5/8"w x 3 5/8"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Howling Wolf at Mating Time, 1990, #15,618, paint and marker on wood with collage, 7 3/4"h x...

Lot 195: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Howling Wolf at Mating Time, 1990, #15,618, paint and marker on wood with collage, 7 3/4"h x...

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Howling Wolf at Mating Time, 1990, #15,618
paint and marker on wood with collage
signed recto, signed and dated verso
7 3/4"h x 8 3/4"w x 3 11/16"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Youth of Jesus with Wisdom at Age 12, 1991, #18,277, paint and marker on wood, 12 7/8" x 10 1...

Lot 196: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Youth of Jesus with Wisdom at Age 12, 1991, #18,277, paint and marker on wood, 12 7/8" x 10 1...

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Youth of Jesus with Wisdom at Age 12, 1991, #18,277
paint and marker on wood
signed recto, signed and dated verso
12 7/8" x 10 1/2"
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Best of Life, 1991, #19,511, mixed media on wood, 13 1/4"h x 8 1/2"w x 3 5/8"d

Lot 197: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Best of Life, 1991, #19,511, mixed media on wood, 13 1/4"h x 8 1/2"w x 3 5/8"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Best of Life, 1991, #19,511
mixed media on wood
signed recto, signed and dated verso
13 1/4"h x 8 1/2"w x 3 5/8"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Angel from God, 1992, #25,393, mixed media on wood, 5 3/4"h x 10 7/8"w x 3 7/8"d

Lot 198: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Angel from God, 1992, #25,393, mixed media on wood, 5 3/4"h x 10 7/8"w x 3 7/8"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Angel from God, 1992, #25,393
mixed media on wood
signed recto, signed and dated verso
5 3/4"h x 10 7/8"w x 3 7/8"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Bird Dog — Pointer, 1993, #27,345, mixed media on wood, 8 7/8"h x 15 7/8"w x 3 5/8"d

Lot 199: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Bird Dog — Pointer, 1993, #27,345, mixed media on wood, 8 7/8"h x 15 7/8"w x 3 5/8"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Bird Dog — Pointer, 1993, #27,345
mixed media on wood
signed, dated and titled
8 7/8"h x 15 7/8"w x 3 5/8"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Clock Case, pyrography on carved and painted wood, 22 3/4"h x 18"w x 4"d

Lot 185: Howard Finster, (American, 1916-2001), Clock Case, pyrography on carved and painted wood, 22 3/4"h x 18"w x 4"d

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Howard Finster
(American, 1916-2001)
Clock Case
pyrography on carved and painted wood
stamped lower center faintly
22 3/4"h x 18"w x 4"d
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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HOWARD FINSTER SIGNED EXHIBITION LITHO

Lot 51: HOWARD FINSTER SIGNED EXHIBITION LITHO

Auction Date: Aug 01, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Howard Finster (1916-2001) Limited Edition Lithograph Exhibition Poster, signed in Pencil by the artist and numbered 61 of 500. Poster from "Not of This World-The Visionary of Howard Finster, REJ Collection" at the Columbia Museum of Art, December 18th, 1992-March 28th, 1992. Measures 19"x25". Weight to ship 1 pd. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. HOWARD FINSTER: (1916-2001) was an American artist and Baptist minister from Georgia. He said he was inspired by God to spread the gospel through the design of his swampy land into Paradise Garden, a folk art sculpture garden with over 46,000 pieces of art. His creations include outsider art, naive art, and visionary art. Finster came to widespread notice in the 1980s with his album cover designs for R.E.M. and Talking Heads....

Location: Mr. Pleasant, SC, US

Auction House: Charleston Estate Auctions

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Finster Outsider Art Plaque, Camel and Dragon

Lot 480: Finster Outsider Art Plaque, Camel and Dragon

Auction Date: Jul 24, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $900

Description: Three (3) folk art items by Howard Finster (Georgia, Alabama, 1916-2001) and Michael Finster (Georgia, b. 1969). 1st item: Howard Finster poured concrete mosaic plaque comprised of various materials including glass, hardware and a transistor or computer board. Signed on the back "Howard Finster Studio, Summerville, GA. 9 7/8" square. 2nd item: Howard Finster outsider art painted camel titled "Desert Taxi" depicting angels and other figures. Signed lower right and additionally signed "Jesus Saves". 8" H x 10 3/4" W. 3rd item: Michael Finster outsider art bookend in the form of a dragon, titled "Dragon Dog". Titled, dated signed on the base "By Michael Finster/3478th Piece of Art/12-1-94 7:45 AM" together with additional drawings. Also signed and dated on the back. 6 3/4" H x 7 5/8" W. Provenance: Private Chattanooga, TN collection....

Location: Knoxville, TN, US

Auction House: Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals

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Howard Finster

Lot 850: Howard Finster

Auction Date: Jul 10, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description:

(Georgia, 1916- 2001)

Jesus Saves from Hell The Rest is Safely Keep Going, 1991, signed, inscribed verso, oil on board, 21 x 26 in.; maple frame, 22-3/4 x 28-1/4 in.

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Location: Asheville, NC, US

Auction House: Brunk Auctions

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Howard Finster, Elvis Figures (six works)

Lot 168: Howard Finster, Elvis Figures (six works)

Auction Date: Jun 15, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Howard Finster
Elvis Figures (six works)

1988-99
acrylic and marker on board
29 h × 8½ in (74 × 22 cm)

Signed and inscribed to verso of each example 'Howard Finster'. Dated to verso of five works.

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Overall condition is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Unframed.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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Large Howard Finster Painting, 76"h

Lot 376: Large Howard Finster Painting, 76"h

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Work is titled "Young Abraham 4000.654.Works" and inscribed "2:58: Past Midnight. Aug 1989." Private Collection, Boston, Massachusetts, acquired 1996....

Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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Folk Artist HOWARD FINSTER - Print Signed

Lot 317: Folk Artist HOWARD FINSTER - Print Signed

Auction Date: May 01, 2021

Estimate: $100 - $175

Description: Howard Finster (1916-2001) Clergtman, folk-artist. Finster was known for making over 47,000 works of art using various components. He also painted album covers for R.E.M. and Talking Heads, as well as special Olympic-themed Coke bottle art for Coca-Cola. 11Ó x 7 ?Ó color print of one of his works, signed with a small angel sketch, matted to 13 ?Ó x 9 ?Ó....

Location: Tamworth, NH, US

Auction House: The Written Word Autographs

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Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Lot 105: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), "Cut Out Monkey," 1995, paint on cutout board. Signed, dated and numbered: #38,103. Size: 9'' x 7.5'' x 3.5'' (23 x 19 x 9 cm)....

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Lot 106: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) "Mountain Goat," 1993, paint on cutout board, signed, dated and numbered: #28,445. Size: 12.5'' x 12'' x 4'' (32 x 30 x 10 cm)....

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Lot 107: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) "Desert Taxi" Camel," 1993, paint and marker on cutout board. Signed, dated and numbered. #28,426. Size: 9'' x 11'' x 4'' (23 x 28 x 10 cm)....

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Lot 108: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), "Cut Out Monkey," 1993, paint and marker on cutout board, signed, dated and numbered: #31,230. Size: 10'' x 8'' x 4'' (25 x 20 x 10 cm)....

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Lot 109: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) "The Devil and His Wife," #26,206, 1992, oil and marker on cut out board, signed and numbered. Size: 27.75'' x 11.25'' (70 x 29 cm)....

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) Vinyl LP 1981

Lot 110: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) Vinyl LP 1981

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) Album "Man of Visions." Vinyl LP (1981). Vocals with Banjo.Tracklist: A1 Some Of These Days, A2 Old Time Religion, A3 The Saints Go Marching In, A4 I Want To Cross Over, A5 Five Come A Five / Cripple Creek, A6 Coming Around The Mountain, B1 Rock Of Ages, B2 Victory In Jesus, B3 It's A Grand And Glorious Feeling, B4 I'll Fly Away, B5 Explanation Of The Devil And Faith, B6 I Don't Know Why, B7 There's an Eye Watching You. Size: 12'' x 12'', 30 x 30 cm (cover)...

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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Howard Finster 1916-2001 Coca Cola Baby Serigraph

Lot 433: Howard Finster 1916-2001 Coca Cola Baby Serigraph

Auction Date: Apr 28, 2021

Estimate: $100 - $1,000

Description: Howard Finster (1916 - 2001). Hand signed serigraph screen print. Depicts the work titled "Angel Baby With Coca Cola." Signed lower right. Work Size: 29.5 x 21.75 in.

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Location: Sunrise, FL, US

Auction House: Hill Auction Gallery

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Howard Finster Francis Scott Key: Oh Say Can You See

Lot 39: Howard Finster Francis Scott Key: Oh Say Can You See

Auction Date: Apr 17, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) Francis Scott Key: Oh Say Can You See, 1992
Screenprint on paper
Signed in pencil Howard Finster, lower right
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Auction House: Larsen Art Auction

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HOWARD FINSTER SIGNED EXHIBITION LITHO

Lot 146: HOWARD FINSTER SIGNED EXHIBITION LITHO

Auction Date: Mar 28, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Howard Finster (1916-2001) Limited Edition Lithograph Exhibition Poster, signed in Pencil by the artist and numbered 62 of 500. Poster from "Not of This World-The Visionary of Howard Finster, REJ Collection" at the Columbia Museum of Art, December 18th, 1992-March 28th, 1992. Measures 19"x25". Weight to ship 1 pd. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. HOWARD FINSTER: (1916-2001) was an American artist and Baptist minister from Georgia. He said he was inspired by God to spread the gospel through the design of his swampy land into Paradise Garden, a folk art sculpture garden with over 46,000 pieces of art. His creations include outsider art, naive art, and visionary art. Finster came to widespread notice in the 1980s with his album cover designs for R.E.M. and Talking Heads....

Location: Mr. Pleasant, SC, US

Auction House: Charleston Estate Auctions

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Howard Finster, Untitled

Lot 301: Howard Finster, Untitled

Auction Date: Mar 23, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Howard Finster
Untitled

acrylic and ink on board in artist's frame
9.5 h × 11.5 w in (24 × 29 cm)

Signed to lower right 'By Howard Finster from God'.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

condition: Painting shows very light hairlines corresponding with wood grain. Panel and frame show slight warping. Framed without glazing measuring 10 x 12 x 1 inches.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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Howard Finster, Self-Portrait: Howard 1956

Lot 302: Howard Finster, Self-Portrait: Howard 1956

Auction Date: Mar 23, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Howard Finster
Self-Portrait: Howard 1956

enamel and marker on wood
8.75 h × 7.875 w × 3.75 d in (22 × 20 × 10 cm)

Titled to center 'Howard 1956'.
Provenance: Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA | Private Collection | Private Collection, New York

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Minor wear with faint surface abrasions to upper half of work. Work presents well with strong colors.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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