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Krannert Art Museum to Present the Works of Reverend Howard Finster

CHAMPAIGN, IL.- Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion will present “Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster”. A self-proclaimed “Man of Visions,” Finster was one of America’s most widely known and prolific self-taught artists, producing over 46,000 pieces of art before his death in 2001. Born in rural Alabama in 1916, Finster went on to become a preacher, tent revivalist, and “master of 22 different trades” before building his roadside tribute to inventors, the “Plant Farm Museum”. Later