Search

A concrete cantilevered building against blue sky and green landscaping

A large green wall with oil paintings in gold frames above a tiled floor

A museum interior space with paintings and concrete walls and stairs

A concrete-walled lobby with windows, a tiled floor, and a circular desk

The top of a concrete spiral staircase with a wooden railing

A tall tree is the focal point of a garden in between two concrete buildings

About arrow_back

Admission for everyone is always free! Check here for current hours and more.

A concrete cantilevered building against blue sky and green landscaping

Collections arrow_back

The Johnson Museum holds more than 40,000 works in its collection from around the world.

A large green wall with oil paintings in gold frames above a tiled floor

Exhibitions arrow_back

Check out what’s on view this season at the Museum and look back through our history.

A museum interior space with paintings and concrete walls and stairs

Events arrow_back

Free events for everyone, plus special programs for students, families, and more!

A concrete-walled lobby with windows, a tiled floor, and a circular desk

Learn arrow_back

The Johnson Museum actively contributes to the intellectual life of our campus and community.

The top of a concrete spiral staircase with a wooden railing

Support arrow_back

Help the Johnson Museum continue its legacy by making a gift today.

A tall tree is the focal point of a garden in between two concrete buildings

Rev. Howard Finster

(American, 1916–2001)

Santa

View All Works

Object Details

Artist

Rev. Howard Finster

Date

1991

Medium

Oil and black felt tip marker on shaped plywood panel

Dimensions

27 3/4 × 9 3/8 inches (70.5 × 23.8 cm)

Credit Line

Acquired through the generosity of Kenneth Iscol, Class of 1960, and Jill Iscol

Object
Number

99.002.002

Remarkably industrious, uniquely creative, and unabashedly generous of spirit, Finster often said, (…)

Remarkably industrious, uniquely creative, and unabashedly generous of spirit, Finster often said, “I never met a person I didn’t love.” His association with musicians including R.E.M. and David Byrne of Talking Heads contributed to his renown. (“The Best Way to Prepare Bananas: Fruits of the Soul from the Permanent Collection,” curated by Matt Conway and presented at the Johnson Museum June 24-August 13, 2017)

Discover More

Kachina Dancer

Baje Whitethorne, Sr.

Springtime Song

Louis Michel Eilshemius

Mackerel Fleet

Winckworth Allan Gay

Create an account

Please take a moment to fill your information to create your account.

Reset Password

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive mail with link to set new password.

Save Artwork

Save the artwork in any of your exhibitions or create a new one.

You have not made any exhibitions.

Create New Exhibition

Create New Exhibition