Otto Rapp - Fine Artist

Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien - Austria








Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien - Austria

Otto Rapp - Fine Artist

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Born in 1944 in Felixdorf, Lower Austria, I lived and was educated in Vienna, where later I worked as a clerk in the Transport and Insurance Business. After completing service in the Austrian Air Force, I traveled throughout Europe, eventually settling in Stockholm, Sweden.

As a Painter I was initially self taught, studying in the various Galleries and Museums. In Vienna, I was often hanging out at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, where I admired the work of the Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus represented there by the Professors Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner and Arik Brauer.

In Stockholm, I found out that I was washing dishes in the very same Restaurant where years earlier another Viennese Artist, Fritz Hundertwasser had worked the same job. Encouraged by an art dealer in Gamla Stan, I began to paint more seriously. Busking on the streets of Gamla Stan with a Dutch artist, my very first painting was sold to a passer-by by my artist friend while I stood in the employment office line - this paid for a lavish meal for both of us that day.

Traveling around in 1968, I wound up in Western Canada where eventually I settled in Lethbridge, Alberta, the place I still call home today. It was in Canada where the majority of my mature work was produced (under the sponsorship of a small Lethbridge Gallery).

Working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, I quit in 1977 to attend the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at the University of Lethbridge, graduating (with great distinction) in 1982.

In Canada, I participated in many exhibitions, and held several Solo Shows, culminating in the pivotal 1994 showing at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta, which earned me the moniker The Mystic.

Throughout my years in Canada, I had been the subject of many reviews and newspaper articles as well as local television shows in Calgary and Lethbridge while being active as an artist, art instructor, curator, studio technician, art critic and juror.

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I am also the founder of the VISIONARY ART NETWORK, a private network of some of the best Visionary Artists globally. The public arm of our network is the VISIONARY ART GALLERY - visit and enjoy perusing hundreds of the greatest Artists around; some of them are also on FAA, and their stores are linked to our VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM:


Since 2011 I split my time between Canada and Austria, maintaining a studio in Vienna at the Palais Palffy, Josefsplatz 6, where also Ernst Fuchs has his downtown studio, and the Phantasten Museum Wien is located. Starting in the Fall of 2013, this will also be the location for the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art.

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Guardian Cherub by Otto Rapp


Ctulhu Seedpods by Otto Rapp


Pablos Last Concert by Otto Rapp


Selfportrait With The Critical Eye by Otto Rapp


Eye Of The Dark Star by Otto Rapp


Nocturnal Emissions Control Center by Otto Rapp


The Dauphin And Captain Nemo Discovering Bogomils Island by Otto Rapp


Parthenogenesis II by Otto Rapp


Jabberwockie by Otto Rapp


Caspar And His Props by Otto Rapp


A Mad Summernights Dream by Otto Rapp


All Tied Up In Knots by Otto Rapp


Ctulhu Monuments by Otto Rapp


Grey Day At The Factory by Otto Rapp


The Visitor by Otto Rapp


Quiet Afternoon At The Studio by Otto Rapp


Cherubim Of Beasties by Otto Rapp


Selfpropelled Beastie Seeder by Otto Rapp


Bogomils Monastic Retreat by Otto Rapp


Axis Mundi by Otto Rapp


Dark Surprise by Otto Rapp


Backlane Serenade by Otto Rapp


Bogomils Journey by Otto Rapp


Hour Of The Cock by Otto Rapp

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