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Josephus Farmer
THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST. I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA
1950s
paint on window shade
62 x 35 X 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment



Josephus Farmer was a Pentecostal minister and street evangelist who made colorful banners to convey the message of Christ during revival meetings he held in Missouri and Illinois. At the top of this painted window shade God proclaims the mystery of Christ. The diagram (like those in nineteenth century theological charts), the Biblical text, and his own illustrations extend the message of religious faith.