Will Bradley, The Inland Printer, July 1894
Mike Hinge, Algol, Summer 1975
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… But his passion for cartoons and illustrations gave him another career at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk as their art director. Much of his work can still be seen today throughout the store and on much of the packaging. He retired from Stew Leonard’s at the age of 78 after 22 years and won several awards for his design work. ...Leferman passed away on March 30, 2007, in Stamford. He was laid to rest at Independent Stamford Lodge Cemetery.
Pape, Alice Monroe.—A painter, died at her home, The Plains, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., on May 17, 1911. She was born in Boston and studied art in that city under Dennis Bunker and George H. Clements, and in Paris under Bouguereau, Robert-Fleury and Lazare. She passed seven years in Europe, mostly in Paris and Switzerland. She married Eric Pape, the painter, and her sister is the wife of the sculptor, George Grey Barnard. She was a pianist and double bass viola-player.The Chelsea, Massachusetts birth register, at Ancestry.com, recorded her birth date as March 22, 1867. An obituary was published on May 18 in the Boston Transcript.
Eric Pape, widely known as an artist and stage designer, was married on Friday of last week to Miss Alice Bryne, actress and authoress. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Vincent C. Lahey at the Little Church Around the Corner, and the friends of the couple learned only yesterday that the marriage had taken place. …Pape was listed in the 1924 Boston city directory at 247 Newberry Street. The following year the directory said he moved to New York City. Directories for 1926 and 1927 have an “E Pape” at 957 2nd Avenue in Manhattan.
His bride, Alice Byrne, is an artist and actress and the author of several books for children. She has appeared here with Lou Tellegen in “The King of Nowhere” and several other plays. Mr. and Mrs. Pape will live at Manchester-by-the-Sea, in Massachusetts.
Eric Pape, the artist who founded the Eric Pape School of Art in 1898 and was its director until 1913, died Monday morning in the City Hospital on Welfare Island, to which he was removed on Friday after collapsing from a heart attack while walking on Eighth Avenue near Fortieth Street. He never regained consciousness. His age was 68.
Mr. Pape, who had exhibited his pictures in Paris, Munich and many American cities, was born in San Francisco. He received his art education in Paris in the studios of Boulanger, Lefebvre and Doucet and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Gerome and Laurens.
After teaching for a year in the Cowles Art School in Boston, Me. Pape came to New York and started his own school, of which he was the chief instructor. He was also a stage designer, his work in this field including the settings for the production of Percy Mackaye’s “Canterbury Pilgrims,” given in honor of President Taft at Gloucester, Mass., in 1909.
In 1895 he designed the scenery for one of the earliest productions of “Trilby,” which was presented in Sherry’s ballroom, Alice Monroe Pape, the artist’s first wife, who died in 1911, appeared as Trilby and the late Evart Jansen Wendell acted the Laird.
Mr. Pape had long been member of The Players, for which he was proposed by Mark Twain. He also was a member of the United Arts Club of London and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of London.
Surviving are his widow, who was Alice Byrne at their marriage in 1920; a son by his first wife, Moritz Pape, and a bother, August Pape, both of San Francisco.