Saturday, October 2, 2010


Papa Duke lived and painted in the Principality of Monaco for many years.

He did this painting--Le Texan Beneath Le Rocher at Sunset--for the cover of Monaco Cool, a book written by his middle son about living a year in the world's swankiest neighborhood.

Papa Duke was credited under the name Tito Vars, a nom de plume he used during his early years as a fine artist.

Oil-on-board, 28 x 18, 1992.