Monday, December 28, 2009

Well Known Stranger: Howard Finster's Workout

Well Known Stranger: Howard Finster's Workout - a film by Elizabeth Fine and Hazen Robert Walker (1987, 28 minutes, Color). "...Well Know Stranger: Howard Finster's Workout is a film about legendary folk artist Howard Finster of Summerville, northwest Georgia. At the age of 60, after forty years as a Baptist preacher and 'small motor repairman', Finster heeded the call to 'paint sacred art'. In a tour-de-force of self styled 'talking art', Finster describes the prophetic dreams, spiritual inspirations and visionary experiences that led him to become a painter. His work was selected in 1984 to represent the United States in the prestigious Venice Biennale."