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Langston Moffett

 (1903 - 1989)
Langston Moffett was active/lived in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey.  Langston Moffett is known for sophisticated-naive seeming Florida scene painting.

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Langston Moffett was primarily a newspaper writer and correspondent who painted solely from his imagination and memory because he considered the activity "a wonderful release from stress and as such has great therapeutic value in a machine age which man intrinsically hates." (90). 

He was born in Orange, New Jersey and studied in the East, including at Dartmouth College between 1921 and 1923.  From 1929 to 1930, he was a staff reporter in Paris for the New York Herald and then traveled as an independent correspondent including on an unsuccessful archaeological expedition to the Sahara Desert in Libya to find Cleopatra's emerald mines.

He married Claudia Read, and they had two sons.  Moffett began paintin   ...  Displaying 750 of 1883 characters.

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