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Lang, Florence Rand, 1851-1943

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role Artist Collector
dates 1862-1943
city Montclair
other citiesWestfield, MA; Washington, Nantucket, RI; Pasadena, CA;
sex F
historical notes Florence Osgood Rand Lang inherited a fortune from her father, Jasper Rand of Ingersoll-Rand, and cultural inspiration from her mother, Annie Valentine Rand, an avid collector of Native American art.

The Rand Collection, begun by her mother and significantly augmented by Lang, encompassed several hundred objects- baskets, clothing, jewelry, weaponry, games, tools, and household item- that revealed the country’s cultural traditions.

Lang's collecting endeavors were guided by Grace Nicholson, considered by many to be the single mast important dealer in Native American art of the 20th century.

Lang also opened the Easy Street Gallery, the island’s lone arts outlet from 1923 to her death in 1943.

Husband:Lang, Henry, 1864-1930
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see also:
Nicholson, Grace, -1948