Born in Marshall, CO on Oct. 24, 1910. At age five Peake moved to Inyo Valley, CA with his family. From San Fernando High School he was awarded a scholarship to the CCAC. With artists Ed Borein, Joe DeYoung, and Will James, he painted murals in Santa Barbara’s El Paseo Restaurant in 1928. For two years he studied at the Santa Barbara School of Art followed by study in NYC at the ASL under Rico Lebrun. For four years he lived and worked with Diego Rivera and traveled widely in Mexico, Guatemala, and Europe. Under the Federal Art Project, he was assistant to Louis Rubinstein in the murals for the Germanic Museum at Harvard University and to Lebrun in the murals in Pennsylvania Station in NYC. Peake was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. After 1938 he had a studio in that city while maintaining a horse ranch nearby in Lompoc. He collaborated with Howard Warshaw in the Don Quixotte mural for the Santa Barbara City Library. Peake died in Santa Barbara, CA on May 29, 1989. Exh: Montecito Country Club, 1940.