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Kate Lang papers, 1921-1996

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Lang, Kate, 1910-1996
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Physical Description:
1.1 linear ft.
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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, works of art, financial records, photographs, and printed material relating to self taught artist, Kate Lang.
The collection contains a brief biographical account, scattered professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes with sketches by Kate Lang, financial records, numerous photographs and snapshots of Kate Lang, her artwork, friends and family and clippings and exhibition announcements.
ADDITION: A letter from Lang to her ex-husband Jim, photographs of Lang and her family in 1928, and an essay by Lang describing her art training.
Kate Lang papers, 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Kate Lang (1910-1996) was a self-taught painter in Washington, D.C. Born Kathryn Louise Barbour in Mobile, Alabama in 1910. Lang began painting at the age of 80. She sold her paintings at local Washington, D.C. flea markets until her death in 1996.
Donated 2001 and 2009 by Richard Lang, Kate Lang's son.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, American
Self-taught artists
Women painters
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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