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Annie Traquair Lang, a most promising younger American artist (she was only 33), and the favorite, and one of the most successful pupils of the late William M. Chase, who painted perhaps the most satisfactory portrait of Chase, until lately in the Metropolitan Museum, died Nov. 8, last from pneumonia, following influenza, contracted while she was taking her last instructions at Barnard College for YMCA work abroad, and on the eve of her departure for France.
Miss Lang had been painting in San Domingo for over a year and leaves a number of finished oils, and numerous sketches of her work, in the West India island. Returning in September she threw herself into war work with characteristic energy and devotion, abandoning her art for the time. She was a young woman of engaging personality and unusual ability, and sincere was the grief of the friends who attended her funeral in this city Sunday afternoon last.
Miss Lang was born in Phila., Sept. 8, 1885, the daughter of James Traquair Lang and Winona B. (Sewell) Lang, and a granddaughter of George Shortread Lang, the well known engraver. After passing
through the James G. Blaine Public School of Philadelphia, she was graduated from the Public Industrial Art School of Phila., where she was awarded a prize and secured a scholarship in the School of Design for Women of Phila. Upon graduation she was awarded the John Sartain Scholarship. She immediately entered the Pa. Academy schools and subsequently won European traveling scholarships for the years 1908 and 1910.
While at the Phila. School of Design for Women, Miss Lang studied in oil with Elliot Dangerfield, and in watercolor with Henry B. Snell, and later was for some years a pupil of William M. Chase, both here and in Europe.
During the years 1908-13, Miss Lang studied and traveled abroad. She was represented at the International Exhibition at Rome in 1911, at the Panama-Pacific Exhibition... (http://archive.org/stream/jstor-25589364/25589364_djvu.txt)