De LAPPE, Pele

American (1916 Р2007)


Casein on masonite.
Signed and dated 1935 lower left.
29 7/8 x 35 in.; 75.88 x 88.9 cm.

Kirk’s Donut Shop, in Portland, was a gathering spot for labor and communist leaders in the 1930s. Dirk DeJonge, a well-known Portland communist and the defendant in DeJonge v. Oregon is depicted in this painting (the bald man at the counter).