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Cast Down But Not Forsaken

Folk and Self-Taught Art

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Cast Down But Not Forsaken

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Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001


ca. 1976


Paint, graphite on metal

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10 1/2 x 40 1/4 x 1 inches


On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 407


The Paradise Project was inaugurated in 1994 as a tribute to Howard Finster and remains a prime example of the Museum’s early commitment to collecting self-taught art. The exhibition Howard Finster: Visions from Paradise Garden, which commemorated the artist’s eightieth birthday, included several of Finster’s hand-lettered signs such as this obscure little poem.


Purchase with funds from the Cousins Foundation, Inc. and donors to the Paradise Project Campaign

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© Howard Finster/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York