Howard Finster

folk artist, Baptist preacher
Born: 12/02/1916
Birthplace: Valley Head, Alabama

Baptist preacher and prolific folk artist known as much for his outsized personality as for his sculpture made out of trash. He won wide recognition for his Paradise Garden, a two-and-a-half acre gallery of works created out of detritus. He also played the banjo on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and designed album covers for the Talking Heads and R.E.M.

Died: Rome, Ga., 10/22/2001
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