Elizabeth Langer

Elizabeth Langer is a painter, collage artist, and print maker living and working in New York City and West Tisbury, Massachusetts. She studied painting at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC with William Christenberry, and at the Art Students League in NY, printmaking with Master Printer Krishna Reddy at the Robert Blackburn Printmakers’ Workshop, and at the School of Visual Arts in NY, and drawing at the New York Studio School. 

After earning a BA cum laude from Barnard College she obtained a JD from Rutgers School of Law-Newark where she was a founder and editor-in-chief of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter and worked closely with Faculty Advisor Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Prior to law school she worked with attorneys Bill Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass for the defense at the Chicago Seven Trial. After graduation from law school, she worked as Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (Dem. NY) in charge of women’s issues, Watergate (impeachment), privacy and freedom of information. Later she served as a Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice. Subsequently she opened a private law practice in Washington DC. She closed the law practice and became a full-time artist in 2008.

Her drawings, paintings, collages and prints have been exhibited at the Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami FL, the Heller Museum (HUC), the New York Society of Etchers at the National Arts Club, the Time-Warner Building, the Coo Gallery, the Sacred Gallery, the Blackburn 20/20 Gallery and Manhattan Graphics Center in NY, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven, MA, Museum Blue in St. Louis, MO, the Monmouth Museum in NJ, the Corcoran Museum Gallery and the Courtyard Gallery in Washington DC, the Shaw Cramer Gallery in Vineyard Haven, MA and in numerous other juried group exhibitions. Her solo exhibits include Not Bad for a Lawyer at Crowell & Moring, LLP in DC (2013-14), Form & Figure at New York Law School Gallery in Tribeca (2012), Form & Figure: Paintings, Drawings & Collages at FXFowle Gallery in Flatiron (2010), Juxtapositions at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Gallery (2015), Ordered Chaos at the Master Gallery in NY (2017) and Tribeca Trio at the Western Union Gallery in Tribeca (2019). Her etching “Jerusalem Olive Tree” was selected for a juried exhibit at the National Arts Club by David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at the Whitney Museum. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the New York Historical Society and in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.