Pink Cloud Whisps

Erna Lange

Pink Cloud Whisps, Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Lange painting
  • desert painting
Savvy Price $2,800.00
Gallery Price $3,500.00
Pink Cloud Whisps
Erna Lange
Oil on canvas
Canvas size
22" height X 28" width
Unflattering. Painting is begging for a better frame.
Frame size
30" height X 36" width
"Erna Lange" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
Between 1940 and 1984
Excellent, as appeared framed.
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About The Pink Cloud Whisps

A delicious depiction of Arizona's desertscape.  Artist applied some impasto in her treatment of clouds.

About Erna Lange
(1896-1984)  "Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Erna Lange became a highly respected female artist in the early 20th century at a time when successful artists of her gender were much in the minority.

She attended finishing school in Germany and then enrolled in the National Academy of Design in New York as well as Cooper Union and the Art Students League. She took private lessons from Cecilia Beaux, a much renowned figure painter.  From 1924 to 1929 Erna attended the Academies Colarossi, Grand Chaumiere, Julian, and Billoul in Paris. 

Returning to the United States, she settled for a decade in Elizabeth. In 1930 and 1932 she traveled in the West, spending a winter with the Papago Indians in southern Arizona on the San Xavier del Bac Reservation. She went back to the East taking more classes at the Art Students League and spending several summers at Woodstock, New York.

In 1940 Erna moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she remained the rest of her life, marrying John Babick in 1943, and dying in 1984. She had a studio from which she taught classes for many years, and her personal goal was to paint in all parts of the state. She succeeded and was prolific, completing many landscapes, views of missions, and western people." taken from

Lange is cited in the publication Arizona's Pioneering Women Artists (2012) published by the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Other Works By Erna Lange:
  • Untitled Arizona Desert Scene, Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Indian Still Life, Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Desert in Bloom, Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Desert Saguaro, Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Long Shadows , Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Early Spring Morning, Paintings by Erna Lange
  • Desert Morning, Paintings by Erna Lange

USA, Arizona, Women Artists






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