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Claes Lang: life and works

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By Gwylym Owen

Claes Lang (1690 – 13 July 1761) was a Finnish painter.

Lang was born in Stockholm, but his family moved to Finland. His daddy Jochim Lang was after that a painter who had lived and worked in the Åland Islands. He married Catharina Elizabeth Roling, whose family came from Lübeck, just taking into consideration Lang’s in advance family. Artistic painter jobs get not fully employ the Lang, so he periodically had to paint houses and furniture.

He moved to Turku in 1735 and painted a other city hall. He after that painted murals and altarpieces at a number of churches, including in Paimion (1738), Lempäälä, Saltvik (1759), and Lumparland (1760). Lang died in Turku upon 13 July 1761.

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