(1916 - 2001)
Howard Finster was active/lived in Georgia, Alabama. Howard Finster is known for naive religio-words, folk art constructions.
Biography Howard Finster
For forty years, Howard Finster was a minister. After retirement, he lived in Summerville, Georgia, and constructed a garden dedicated to his religious beliefs. Called "Paradise Gardens Park and Museum," it has become a fantastic world created from found objects-- fragments of mirrors, salvaged refrigerator doors, concrete walls, hubcaps, mosaic cement paths, and a pump house of Coca-Cola bottles---all to the glory of the Lord.
Finster appeared regularly on Sundays to great visitors and to guide them through the maze of symbolic sculptures, structures including a John Deer tractor and the Tomb of the Unknown Body. Indeed he has become a much-loved man for the vigor of his beliefs and his compassion towards others.
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