A Baptist reverend and self-taught artist, Howard Finster believed he was on a mission from God to spread the word of the Gospel and paint sacred art. He created his own Plant Farm Museum, a total folk art environment with multiple structures decorated with his colorful work in rural Georgia.
Negoro-nuri lacquer tray by OHTA Shuji, Japan
Pablo Amaringo Shaman and painter — DOP
CARLO ZINELLI (1916-1974) | He was born near Verona, Italy. At the age of 31, he was admitted to the San Giacomo hospital in Verona. Ten years later he started to scratch graffiti on the walls of the establishment. Faced with a need for self-expression on Carlo’s part, the hospital board permitted him to attend the painting and sculpture workshop created in 1957. Carlo went on to produce almost 3,000 works.