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Charles Lang Freer

Born: Feb 25, 1854

Death: Oct 25, 1919

Birthplace: Kingston

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Charles Lang Freer

Date of Birth : Feb 25, 1854
Date of Death : Oct 25, 1919
Birth Place : Kingston

Charles Lang Freer was an American industrialist and art collector, best known for his large collection of Asian and American Art which he donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1906. In addition to this 2,250-object collection, including James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room, Freer also founded and funded the construction of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to house his collection.


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