Daniel Lang 1935 – 2013
Lang was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and studied at the University of Tulsa (B.A. Fine Art) and the University of Iowa (Master of Fine Arts).
He initially established a studio in New York producing paintings and etchings featuring landscapes and urban architecture inspired not only by America but by Italy where he established a base in Montone in Umbria. From 1978 Lang spent half of each year in each place. While based on observations of specific locations, his works, according to art critic Rolando Bellini, contain universal elements and values which have a poetic force with the power to engage the viewers’ feelings and imagination.
His work was acclaimed in his home country and exhibited widely at major galleries such as the New York Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute the Denver Art Museum and the Library of Congress. He was also represented at international venues including, in the U.K., the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Hunterian Gallery at the University of Glasgow.
Lang was often in demand as a teacher serving as professor, lecturer or visiting artist at nine colleges and universities.