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| Artist ||Otto Rapp|
| Gender ||Male|
| Age ||68 years old|
| Status ||Professional painter|
| City ||Lethbridge|
| Country ||Canada|
| Influence ||Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner, Max Ernst|
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| Information ||THE MYSTIC
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, the ‘Austrian Gaudi’ as he was later known as, 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.
CHRISTAN FANTASY PORTRAIT by Otto Rapp
May 8, 2009 at 08:42pm
Making Faces by Otto Rapp
Jun 28, 2010 at 04:30pm
EVOLUTION by Otto Rapp
May 8, 2009 at 08:19pm
Fomorii Pod by Otto Rapp
May 1, 2010 at 08:34pm
Visionary Art Yearbook 2010 - 2011 by Otto Rapp
Nov 16, 2010 at 08:36pm
Torso by Otto Rapp
Sep 28, 2010 at 08:17pm
Fomorii Incubator Remix by Otto Rapp
Jun 28, 2010 at 05:29pm
Fomorii Incubator Mirrored by Otto Rapp
Jun 28, 2010 at 05:26pm
Impracabeza Magazine by Patrick Gonzalès
Apr 1, 2011 at 10:40pm
La vengeance de Blanche Neige by Delphine Bourjot
Nov 5, 2007 at 09:44am
Sans Titre by Patrick Gonzalès
May 2, 2010 at 12:30am
Ode to Myanmar by Ladi
Jul 22, 2008 at 09:54am