(October 17, 1870 - 1938) U.S.A.
Eric Pape, the Master of the Pageant, was born in San Francisco, California. His art education began in San Francisco School of Design, after which he went abroad, where he remained five years. While in Paris he studied under the French masters, and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1889 he worked for a year among the peasants and the picturesque country of northern Germany, and painted his first large Salon picture, - Zevener Spinnerin" ("La. Fileuse de Zeven"), which was exhibited in 1890 the Salon Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Champ de Mars, Paris, France.
It was later awarded a medal at the California Midwinter Exposition. In October, 1890, he left Paris for Egypt, where he remained two years, living over nine months by the great Sphinx and Pyramids of Gizeh. During this sojourn in the East, he traveled much on the Nile, and made a trip through a portion of the Sahara Desert. His paintings are to be found in many private collections of art throughout the United States.
A year after his return from Europe he was married, on August 16, 1894, to Miss Alice Monroe, daughter of the late Prof. Lewis Baxter Monroe, author, dean and founder of the Boston University School of Oratory. He founded the Eric Pape School of Art, Boston, 1898, one of the largest institutions of its kind in the country, and he has since been Director and Head Instructor.