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Kate Lang papers, 1921-1996

Lang, Kate, 1910-1996


Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear ft.

Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical 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.