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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Tanya Doskova - Knight Death and The Devil

Knight Death and The...

by Tanya Doskova was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/30/2011

John Silver - The Red Kimono

The Red Kimono

by John Silver was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/30/2011

De Es Schwertberger - Webspace

Webspace

by De Es Schwertberger was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/30/2011

Thu Nguyen - 5 A.m.

5 A.m.

by Thu Nguyen was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/23/2011

James W Johnson - Hawkish

Hawkish

by James W Johnson was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/23/2011

James W Johnson - Dolly in Dali-Land

Dolly in Dali-Land

by James W Johnson was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/23/2011

Nancy Griswold - Mural Skulls of Lifes Past

Mural Skulls of Lifes...

by Nancy Griswold was favorited by Otto Rapp on 01/03/2011

Janice Nabors Raiteri - Fallout

Fallout

by Janice Nabors Raiteri was favorited by Otto Rapp on 12/26/2010

Nunzio Barbera - Martian Luther

Martian Luther

by Nunzio Barbera was favorited by Otto Rapp on 12/07/2010

Patricia Van Lubeck - Afternoon delight.

Afternoon delight.

by Patricia Van Lubeck was favorited by Otto Rapp on 11/30/2010

Patricia Van Lubeck - Tilia Ora

Tilia Ora

by Patricia Van Lubeck was favorited by Otto Rapp on 11/30/2010

Alexandra Louie - Trapped in Nightmare

Trapped in Nightmare

by Alexandra Louie was favorited by Otto Rapp on 11/08/2010

Tom  Acevedo - Obsession

Obsession

by Tom Acevedo was favorited by Otto Rapp on 11/08/2010

Jay Garfinkle - Tickler

Tickler

by Jay Garfinkle was favorited by Otto Rapp on 08/22/2010

Denny Bond - Soaked

Soaked

by Denny Bond was favorited by Otto Rapp on 07/11/2010

Zeb Shaffer - The Landing last days of my beloved.

The Landing last days of...

by Zeb Shaffer was favorited by Otto Rapp on 07/11/2010

Zeb Shaffer - Susanna Wingarten Last resort of an open mind 2008

Susanna Wingarten Last...

by Zeb Shaffer was favorited by Otto Rapp on 07/11/2010

Sandy Wager - Three Moons

Three Moons

by Sandy Wager was favorited by Otto Rapp on 04/17/2010

Hans Doller - Modern Gladiator

Modern Gladiator

by Hans Doller was favorited by Otto Rapp on 03/28/2010

Denis Hmylnin - Ork

Ork

by Denis Hmylnin was favorited by Otto Rapp on 03/28/2010

Denis Hmylnin - Gandalf

Gandalf

by Denis Hmylnin was favorited by Otto Rapp on 03/28/2010

Casey Kotas - Distant Realms of the Imagination

Distant Realms of the...

by Casey Kotas was favorited by Otto Rapp on 03/28/2010

Denis Hmylnin - Denis Hmylnin

Denis Hmylnin

by Denis Hmylnin was favorited by Otto Rapp on 03/28/2010

De Es Schwertberger - Security

Security

by De Es Schwertberger was favorited by Otto Rapp on 02/14/2010