Biography covers artist, city

Author Claudia Cornwall shares her biography of an artist and his city at Harbourfront library Saturday (Oct. 22).

Curt Lang was a legend in Vancouver. An intellectual and a catalyst, Lang’s interests spanned many worlds.

In his 20s, Lang was a beat, who published poetry and painted. He became a street photographer in the early 1970s. In his 30s, he built boats and fished. In his 40s, he developed hardware and software for the railroad industry that is used across North America. Lang’s life parallels the evolving history of Vancouver from the hip subculture years to the electronic postmodern 1990s.

At the World’s Edge includes many of Lang’s previously unpublished poetry, drawings and photography; as well as a portfolio of 40 rare 1972 Vancouver photographs.

The presentation begins at 2 p.m. Please call 250-753-1154.

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