Otto Rapp - Fine Artist

Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien - Austria

 
 
 

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Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien - Austria

Otto Rapp - Fine Artist

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About Otto Rapp

THE MYSTIC

OTTO RAPP

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.

Art Of The Mystic Otto Rapp Website

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:

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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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Jose Parra - Red Tower

Red Tower

by Jose Parra was favorited by Otto Rapp on 11/09/2013

Jose Parra - Lady on Tehuana

Lady on Tehuana

by Jose Parra was favorited by Otto Rapp on 11/09/2013

Oleg  Osipoff - Jealousy

Jealousy

by Oleg Osipoff was favorited by Otto Rapp on 05/13/2013

Keith Dillon - Riding The Cow Whale

Riding The Cow Whale

by Keith Dillon was favorited by Otto Rapp on 05/13/2013

Keith Dillon - No Escape

No Escape

by Keith Dillon was favorited by Otto Rapp on 05/13/2013

Italia Ruotolo - Madonna of the Killers

Madonna of the Killers

by Italia Ruotolo was favorited by Otto Rapp on 03/03/2013

Joe  Triano - Looking Inward For Reality

Looking Inward For...

by Joe Triano was favorited by Otto Rapp on 02/25/2013

Italia Ruotolo - A blue trip-tych

A blue trip-tych

by Italia Ruotolo was favorited by Otto Rapp on 02/09/2013

Italia Ruotolo - I

I'm just beginning

by Italia Ruotolo was favorited by Otto Rapp on 02/09/2013

Richard T Scott - The Menagerie

The Menagerie

by Richard T Scott was favorited by Otto Rapp on 12/09/2012

Philip Rubinov Jacobson - Aquamarine Muse

Aquamarine Muse

by Philip Rubinov Jacobson was favorited by Otto Rapp on 10/15/2012

Hans Doller - Circle Of Live

Circle Of Live

by Hans Doller was favorited by Otto Rapp on 10/16/2011

Casey Kotas - Orthography of the Chant

Orthography of the Chant

by Casey Kotas was favorited by Otto Rapp on 10/16/2011

Jay Garfinkle - THE NEW FISH detail

THE NEW FISH detail

by Jay Garfinkle was favorited by Otto Rapp on 10/16/2011

Jay Garfinkle - THE GAME detail

THE GAME detail

by Jay Garfinkle was favorited by Otto Rapp on 10/16/2011

Jay Garfinkle - Stickleback

Stickleback

by Jay Garfinkle was favorited by Otto Rapp on 10/16/2011

Jane Bucci - Autumn Song

Autumn Song

by Jane Bucci was favorited by Otto Rapp on 07/11/2011

Jane Bucci - The Letter

The Letter

by Jane Bucci was favorited by Otto Rapp on 07/11/2011

Jay Garfinkle - Etcetera Etcetera

Etcetera Etcetera

by Jay Garfinkle was favorited by Otto Rapp on 07/04/2011

Gregg Coffey - Victim of Me

Victim of Me

by Gregg Coffey was favorited by Otto Rapp on 05/26/2011

Vu Huyen Thuong - Behind The Whisper

Behind The Whisper

by Vu Huyen Thuong was favorited by Otto Rapp on 05/24/2011

Gromyko Semper - Beautiful as the chance meeting of an umbrella and a sewing machine

Beautiful as the chance...

by Gromyko Semper was favorited by Otto Rapp on 05/15/2011

Aleksander Rymarowicz - 042

042

by Aleksander Rymarowicz was favorited by Otto Rapp on 04/10/2011

Robert  Adelman - Alter Ego

Alter Ego

by Robert Adelman was favorited by Otto Rapp on 02/15/2011