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The Angel of the Lord, #10,000

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The Angel of the Lord, #10,000

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001

Date

1987–1989

Medium

Paint on plywood

Accession #

1997.75

Dimensions

42 x 85 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Finster’s visionary universe in Paradise Garden teemed with angels. They glided through paintings, dwelled in mansions, guarded buildings, and graced signs, serving as spiritual messengers or guardians of earthly events. At one time, this imposing example was mounted in the center of Paradise Garden, her wings inscribed with the names of historical figures, the artist’s friends, and art-world acquaintances.

Credit

T. Marshall Hahn Collection

Image Copyright

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