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Earl LaPan’s mural at the Victor Hotel

In 1934 Earl LaPan came to Miami Beach in search of work. Between 1934 and 1939, he painted murals and created sculptures for more than 300 Miami Beach hotels. Posted are our archival pictures of the following: Earl LaPan original mural in the lobby of the Victor Hotel at 1144 Ocean Drive from the 1940’s, the mural during the renovation of the 1990’s and post renovation in 2006. During the early 2000’s construction, art conservator James Swope chemically embalmed LaPan’s mural and then restored it to its original luster.

Earl LaPan’s mural in the Victor Hotel during the 1990’s renovation
Mural post renovation in 2006

Original 1940's mural in the lobby of the Victor Hotel, 1144 Ocean Drive

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