Happy Independence Day to those of you south of our border. Certain American art has come to represent the spirit of July 4th, some of it obvious (George Washington) and some of it just plain fun (Harold Finster). Enjoy these selections.
This painting features George Washington with the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner,” along with rockets and UFOs. A Baptist minister from Georgia, Finster believed his artwork was a medium to spread God’s word. His paintings can be described as folk art or outsider art.
And of course (below), a reference to what July 4th is all about, this painting depicts the moment when the first draft of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress.