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Pele de Lappe
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Female
Birth Date: 
1916
Birth Place: 
San Francisco, CA
Death Date: 
2007
Death Place: 
Petaluma, CA
Raised in San Francisco, de Lappe was a Petaluma artist who devoted her life to making images of working class people and social realism. In 1935 de Lappe did a series of paintings of longshoremen who participated in SF's maritime strike of 1934. For many years she was an editor with People's World, a Communist Party paper, and in the 1940s contributed drawings to the The Chronicle's book review section. She was a part of Frida Kahlo's drawing circle. Autobiography titled "Pele: A Passionate Journey through Art and the Red Press."