Long Cove Point Association

Cove Artists

 

 

Painter

Pranas Lapé
(1921-2010)


(brief biography & article, Lithuanian Quarterly)

(article from Maine Times by Edgar Allen Beem)

(photos of the artist's escape from Nazi-occupied Norway)

 

"As the Lithuanian saying goes, 'one who jumps into a puddle, does not come out of it dry,'
so it is with me. I was born in Lithuania, and I will always remain Lithuanian,
even when I happen to be living on the other side of the lake."

 

 


Pranas Lapé with detail of his painting of the Cove (see below)

 

 

 


Long Cove Point

 

 

 


Close-up detail of Long Cove Point painting (above)

 

 

 


Study for painting of Nell Hendry

 

 


Sketch of Arthur Tukey

 

 

 


Artist with canvas

 

 

 

 

 


Pranas Lapé at Chamberlain Farewell Party

 

 


oil painting - 36" x 48" (before 1985)
Private Collection

 

 

 


oil and collage - 14" x 14" Private Collection

 

 


with fellow artist, Albin Elskus

 

 

 

 


Private Collection

 

 

 

 


Detail of a larger painting
Private Collection

 

 

 

 


acrylic - 20" x 30" (1987) Private Collection

 

 

 

 


oil 18" x 24" (ca. 1982) Private Collection

 

 

 


20" x 26" (early 1980s) Private Collection
[Subject matter described as Indian woman with lost ring and fish]

 

 

 

 


The artist's cottage on the Cove (center)

 

 

 

The artist returns to Lithuania


Lapé at a church in Vilnius

 


Lapé receiving the Order of the
Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

 


The artist in Vilnius, 2009


The artist's sister, Zita

 


in Vilnius, Lithuania