His studies and sketches made on the French beaches between World War I and II captured the characteristic motley of the time. In the 1930s and 1940s, every year, from July to September, Lapeyre used to escape from his urban, Parisian existence to visit the countryside and painted landscapes and ladies dressed in the latest fashion. He exhibited mainly at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. Lapeyre died in Paris on February 4 1960.
Taught by Fernand Cormon, Paul-Emile Boutigny and Albert-François Larteau.