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Untitled (Bust of Shakespeare)

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Untitled (Bust of Shakespeare)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001

Date

ca. 1980s

Medium

Enamel paint on concrete

Accession #

2005.206

Dimensions

28 x 15 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

In the 1980s, Howard Finster began reproducing subjects from Renaissance portraits in his work. This bust of Shakespeare, made of concrete and brightly painted, represents a pure, simplified rendering of the traditional bust form. Finster’s sculpture originally resided with other famous personages from history in the front yard of his World’s Folk Art Church.

Credit

Gift of Stephanie and Robert Tardell