The Howard Finster Vision House Museum

Located in Summerville, Georgia, the actual place where Howard Finster had his vision from God to paint sacred art and home to over 350 pieces of art in the permanent collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grandfather of Contemporary American Folk Art: Howard Finster

Howard Finster is the most prominent and famed member of the “outsider art” movement. A native of Alabama, he spent the better part of his life as a preacher.

In 1976, he received a vision from God instructing him to begin painting sacred art. Just shy of 47,000 paintings later, his vision has placed his work in the Smithsonian, American Folk Art Museum, Library of Congress and major museums around the world.

Using tractor enamel to render religious-infused images on every available surface, the self-taught Finster created colorful works that touched on everything from Elvis to eschatological visions, many covered in scriptural passages.

The Howard Finster Vision House
177 Greeson Street
Summerville, Georgia 30747
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 312.863.9045

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This is the actual place where Howard Finster had his vision from god to paint Sacred Art and home to over 350 pieces of art in the permanent collection.