Art Walk Artist # 3 & 13 – Heinz Lange
Heinz’s passion as a painter was inspired under the Prussian master “Kisling” who was a well known classical artist at the time in Prussia. He supported his family while going to UBC as an art teacher from him home in Surrey and had many art shows on the Lower Mainland during that time.
After Heniz graduated from UBC the family moved to various locations around BC finally settling in Merritt. He taught industrial arts at MSS for many years until declined. He was involved locally in the Rod & Gun Club, Rotary Club and the Masons. He was an avid inventor (the Wild Wind Onion, an alternative energy source) and fierce conservationist, he was a bit eccentric in his ways and passion for art and life. He had a deep respect and admiration for the First Nations and spend a great deal of time with many tribes in all this travels throughout BC.
Heinz wish as a teacher in Merritt was to inspire his students to think, ‘outside the box’, protect the environment and pass on knowledge. He encouraged free thinking and being more than you are.
You can check out Heinz’s work at the Merritt Herald & NV Museum and Archives. Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for the Art Walk Wrap Up Party at the Courthouse Gallery from 5-8pm. There will be live music, a make your own magnet/keychain craft, refreshments and much more! We hope to see you there!
Don’t forget to collect a stamp for your Art Walk Passport and enter the contest. You can also vote for your favourite artists and businesses too!
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