Howard Finster emerged from the rural Appalachian culture of Alabama and Georgia to become one of America’s most important modern folk artists. A Baptist preacher and self-proclaimed “man of visions,” Finster became a fixture in American pop culture in the 1980s. His eccentric personality, prolific output, and critical and popular acclaim guaranteed him a place as one of the most visionary self-taught artists of the 20th century. Before his death in 2001, he produced more than 46,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. A variety of compelling pieces from Finster’s highly personal body of artwork will be on display courtesy of The Denton Collection.
Campus Gate Art Gallery is located at 5149 College Street on the Young Harris College campus. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact the Campus Gate Art Gallery at (706) 379-5256 or email@example.com.