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Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life
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In Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life we follow Freer from his humble beginnings in Kingston, New York, to his rise to prominence in the railroad manufacturing industry in Detroit, Michigan. A richly illustrated narrative, Lee Glazer—the Freer Gallery's curator of American art—reveals in Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life his transformation from capitalist to connoisseur of both Asian and American art, his friendships with contemporary American artists, the decorative transformation of his home in Detroit, and his quest for masterpieces from Turkey to Tokyo. Drawing on Freer's voluminous correspondence and personal papers, Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life frames Freer's biography against the background of Gilded Age culture and the rise of the United States as an international power in the early decades of the twentieth century.
A gift to the nation from Charles Lang Freer, The Freer Gallery of Art opened to the public in 1923. The Gallery holds an extensive collection of oriental art, prints, sculpture, and silk panels, as well as a major group of 19th and 20th century American works, including James McNeill Whistler's famous Peacock Room.
Paperback; 160 pages; 110 archival and 35 color images. 11.3" x 10.9".

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