Issue #189  2/28/2012
Eugene "Gene" Prakapas Passes Away

Eugene "Gene" Prakapas, founder of Prakapas Gallery in New York and member of AIPAD passed away in December in Bronxville, NY.

Born in Lowell, MA, in 1932, he graduated from Yale, joined the navy as a Lieutenant and then attended Oxford on a Fulbright Fellowship. He became Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Trident Press and the Pocket Books Divisions of Simon & Schuster.

Prakapas dedicated much of his life to the appreciation of fine art, having served as the co-director of Carus Gallery in New York and visiting curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Besides his membership in AIPAD, Prakapas was also a member of the Art Dealers Association of American.

Prakapas penned the forward to Bauhaus Photography, a collection of five hundred photographs that constitute the largest and most comprehensive photographic archive currently available on the Bauhaus. Friends remember him as a brilliant, imaginative, innovative and vibrant man.

He will be missed by his family, friends and associates.