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Phyllis De Lappe

 (1916 - 2007)
Phyllis (Pele) De Lappe was active/lived in California.  Phyllis De Lappe is known for social realist themed painting, cartooning, illustration.

Biography   Phyllis De Lappe


Born in San Francisco, CA on May 4, 1916, Phyllis "Pele" De Lappe began art studies at age 14 at the California School of Fine Art under Arnold Blanch and continued during 1931-33 at the Art Students League in New York City.  While there, she assisted and posed for Diego Rivera on the Rockefeller Center mural. 

Over the years her caricatures and illustrations appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications in New York and California.  She was  a resident of Berkeley, CA and the arts editor for People's Daily World for many years.  She later lived in Petaluma, CA until her demise on Oct. 1, 2007. 

Exhibition: 
San Francisco Art Asss'n, 1936-37;

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1940; Interview with the artist or his/her family; San Fransisco Chronicle, 10-5-07 (obituary)


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