Earl LaPan, Muralist and Sculptor

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Earl LaPan worked with Norman Pel Geddes on the 1939 World's Fair, creating murals for five buildings. He was a masterful muralist, was famous for his sculptures, and worked in various art mediums over seven decades creating historic emphasis for important buildings in Florida.

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linen postcard, Parachute Jump at the 1939 New York World's Fair

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New York World's Fair Travel Poster (Grinnell Litho Co., Poster X John Atherton - Available at 2014 November 22 - 23 Vintage.

Vintage Friday: World’s Fairs in the 1930s

World’s Fairs used to be a big deal. They were the place to go to see the latest and greatest inventions, discoveries, art, music and more. They were huge undertakings that drew enormous cr…

AT Building, New York World's Fair, 1939-40. Huge pictures on either side of the entrance show a lineman on a pole and an operator at a switchboard. The foreground figures show the panels to be about 40-50 feet high. Because of the angle and direction of light, the panel with the operator is harder to see.

AT Building, New York World's Fair, 1939-40. Huge pictures on either side of the entrance show a lineman on a pole and an operator at a switchboard. The foreground figures show the panels to be about 40-50 feet high. Because of the angle and direction of light, the panel with the operator is harder to see.

1939 New York World's Fair ticket booth: a collectible from one of the most important World's Fairs. The iconic trylon and perisphere are depicted on either side.

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1939 NY Worlds Fair General Motors Exhibit Buillding Highways Horizons brochure

New York World's Fair Brochure

1939. Published by General Motors.

1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR - COURTYARD TRANSPORTATION BUILDING: This exhibit hall contains the largest working miniature railroad ever constructed. (Metalite M116)

1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR - COURTYARD TRANSPORTATION BUILDING: This exhibit hall contains the largest working miniature railroad ever constructed. (Metalite M116)

Trylon & Perisphere Through Hall of Communications Pylons Postcard printed by Manhattan Postcard Company from the 1939 New York World's Fair

Trylon & Perisphere Through Hall of Communications Pylons

Trylon & Perisphere Through Hall of Communications Pylons Postcard printed by Manhattan Postcard Company from the 1939 New York World's Fair

Mural painting of Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto at the Manatee National Bank in Bradenton, Florida.

Mural painting of Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto at the Manatee National Bank in Bradenton, Florida.

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onceuponatown: New York. The worlds Fair, Trylon and Perisphere, By William A, Dobak. World's Fair, Vintage Photographs, Medium Art, Sculptures, Nyc, New York, Urban, History, Pictures
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onceuponatown: “ New York. The worlds Fair, 1939. Trylon and Perisphere, By William A, Dobak. ”

Mural painted by artist Earl LaPan, Victor Hotel Miami Beach, FL Mural Painting, Sculptures, Sculptor, Painting, Muralist, Art, Medium Art

Mural painted by artist Earl LaPan, Victor Hotel Miami Beach, FL

Seaman statue at the entrance to Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. Palm Beach Post staff photo by Sherman Zent.

‘Mariner’ rode seas of finance – Historic Palm Beach

I want to know the history of the fisherman statue at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. --- Barbara Platner, Singer Island Seaman statue at the entrance to Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo) The romantic figure of a grizzled skipper, hands at the wheel, seems perfect for seafaring Singer Island. But that wasn't the "mariner's" original home. Its creator was noted muralist and sculptor...

This large American art deco oil painting depicting an underwater tropical scene was done by Earl LaPan From 1934 to 1939 LaPan executed over 300 murals paintings and ceiling designs in South Florida.

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LaPan (pictured above) died of pneumonia at 87 in February “I was extremely proud of him,” nephew Roy Bahr, said. Bahr’s Vero Beach home is decorated with much of his uncle’s artwork. “He was an extremely talented individual. Mural Painting, Sculptures, Sculptor, Muralist, Artwork, Pictures, Medium Art

LaPan (pictured above) died of pneumonia at 87 in February 1996. “I was extremely proud of him,” nephew Roy Bahr, 81, said. Bahr’s Vero Beach home is decorated with much of his uncle’s artwork. “He was an extremely talented individual.”

I want to know the history of the fisherman statue at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. --- Barbara Platner, Singer Island Seaman statue at the entrance to Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach.

‘Mariner’ rode seas of finance – Historic Palm Beach

I want to know the history of the fisherman statue at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. --- Barbara Platner, Singer Island Seaman statue at the entrance to Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo) The romantic figure of a grizzled skipper, hands at the wheel, seems perfect for seafaring Singer Island. But that wasn't the "mariner's" original home. Its creator was noted muralist and sculptor...

Casa Della in Miami, Mural by the late great Everglades muralist Earl Lapan circa

Casa Della in Miami, Mural by the late great Everglades muralist Earl Lapan circa 1930s.