Otto Rapp (* 15. Dezember 1944 in Felixdorf, Niederösterreich) ist ein österreichischer Maler und Graphiker.

Leben und Werk[]

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

As a Painter he was initially self taught, studying in the various Galleries and Museums. In Vienna, Otto was often ‘hanging out’ at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, where he admired the work of the Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismusrepresented there by the Professors Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner and Arik Brauer. In Stockholm, Otto found out that he 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, Otto began to paint more seriously. Busking on the streets of Gamla Stan with a Dutch artist, his very first painting was sold to a passer-by by his artist friend while Otto stood in the employment office line - this paid for a lavish meal for both of them that day. 

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

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

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

Throughout his years in Canada, Otto 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.

Otto is currently residing in Vienna, Austria, working in his studio at the Palais Palffy, which also houses the Phantasten Museum Wien.

Ausstellungen seit 1972[]


Pablo's Last Concert Acryl auf Leinwand

Otto Rapp - House of Fine Art, Lethbridge, Alberta - Solo Exhibition

Otto Rapp - Palliser Hotel, Oval Room, Calgary, Alberta - Solo Exhibition  "What’s New" - Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta - Group Show "Small Prints and Drawings" - Print and Drawing Council of Canada -  University of Calgary Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta - Group Show "Juried Student Show 1978" - University of Lethbridge Art Gallery,  Lethbridge, Alberta - Group Show  "Alberta: A Selfportrait" - Commonwealth Games, Student Union Art Gallery,  University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta - Group Show  "Sixpack" University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta - Six Person Group Show  "Selections from the University of Calgary Collection" - Nickle Arts Museum,  Calgary, Alberta - Group Show  "Not Just Another Print Exhibition" - Alberta Culture 75th Anniversary -  Travelling Group Show,  touring the Province of Alberta "Some Drawings By Some Albertans" - Alberta Culture 75th Anniversary  - Alberta College of Art,Calgary, Alberta - Group Show  "Retrospective - 10 Years" - The Lethbridge Public Library Gallery,  Lethbridge, Alberta - Solo Exhibition BFA Exhibition - The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge,  Alberta - Group Show  Otto Rapp - House of Fine Art, Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta - Solo  Exhibition "Summer of 82" - Bowman Arts Center,Lethbridge, Alberta - Group Show "Then And Now" - 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit, Bowman Arts Center,Lethbridge,  Alberta  "Canadian Drawing Survey" - Centre Sadye Bronffman, Montreal, Quebec - Group  Show  "Bogomil’s Universe" - Bowman Arts Center, Lethbridge, Alberta - Solo  Exhibition "Works On Paper" - Bowman Arts Center, Lethbridge, Alberta - Group Show "CNIB Art 85" - CNIB Edmonton Center, Edmonton, Alberta - Group Show  "UofL Nursing Scholarship Benefit Show" - Auditorium St,. Michael’s Hospital,  Lethbridge, Alberta - Invitational Group Show  "The Radish Factory Exposition" - The ‘Radish Factory’ Warehouse, Lethbridge,  Alberta - Multi-Media Group Show  "The Radish Factory" - Lethbridge and District Exhibition Pavillon,  Lethbridge, Alberta  - Group Show  "Realism" - Bowman Arts Center, Lethbridge, Alberta - Four Person  Show "By Means Of Line" - Muttard Gallery, Calgary, Alberta  - Invitational Group  Show "Portraits" - The Radish Factory Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta  - Group  Show "As It Stands" - The Radish Factory Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta  - Sculpture - Group Show "Charity Art Auction" - Lethbridge Community College Foundation, Lethbridge,  Alberta  - Invitational Group Show  "The Radish Factory At Ag-Expo" - Lethbridge and District Exhibition Pavillon, Lethbridge, Alberta - Juried Group Show "S.O.S." - Shirley Hamilton - Reid Spencer - Otto Rapp - The Radish Factory  Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta - Three Person Show "Surrealism" - Otto Rapp - Susan Fraser - Claus Cumpel - Edmonton Public  Library Foyer Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta - Three Person Show "Claus Cumpel and Otto Rapp"- Rice Gallery - Citadel Theater, Edmonton,  Alberta - Two Person Show  "Charity Art Auction" - Lethbridge Community College Foundation, Lethbridge,  Alberta - Invitational Group Show "Otto Rapp - Paintings and Drawings" - Trul’s Art Gallery and Restaurant ,  Lethbridge, Alberta  - Solo Exhibition "Rugero Valentini, Italy and Otto Rapp, Austria-Canada" - Medicine Hat Lodge  Ballroom, Medicine Hat, Alberta - Two Person Show and Sale, organized by Rick  Filanti as a benefit for the ‘Medicine Hat Saamis Tepee Association’  "Allied Arts Council Rental Exhibition" - Yates Center Gallery, Lethbridge,  Alberta  -  Group Show "Allied Arts Council Rental Exhibition" - City Hall Council Chambers,  Lethbridge, Alberta  - Group Show "Food For Thought" - Lethbridge Community College Food Court, Lethbridge,  Alberta  - Group Show "Art Of The Mystic" - Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta -  Solo Exhibition "Handpainted Mailboxes" - Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta -  Fundraising Auction, Invitational Group Show of 29 Alberta Artists  "Art In The Mall" - Alberta Winter Games -nCollege Mall, Lethbridge, Alberta  - Group Show of Southern Alberta Artists  "Annual Figurative/Portrait Exhibition" - Yates Center Gallery, Lethbridge,  Alberta - Juried Group Show  International Exhibition 2010 Surrealism Now - Bissaya Barreto Foundation, Coimbra, Portugal - Group Show "The Spirit of Art" - Galerie Arthoff, Breitenstein, Austria - Group Show "IMAGO" - Barockschloss Riegersburg, Austria  - Group Show "Society for Art of Imagination" - Phantasten Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria  - Group Show "Austronauten" PhanArt Viechtach - Altes Rathaus Viechtach, Bavaria  - Group Show "VISIONARIES" The Art of the Fantastic - Queensborough Community College, The City University of New York, USA - Group Show "Unleashed Visions" - Arthoff Galerie, Breitenstein, Austria  - Group Show International Surrealism Now 2012 -  Monographic Museum, Conimbriga, Portugal  - Group Show "Austronauten" - Phantasten Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria  - Group Show "Geysers of Subconsciousness-8" - "Plum Palm", Moscow, Russia  - Group Show International Surrealism Now 2012 - Setúbal Culture House, Setúbal, Portugal - Group Show  Salon-Galerie Dr. Cornelia Mensdorff-Pouilly - Vienna, Austria - Solo Exhibition Fantastic Art Shop - Goldstein & Partner, Wr. Neustadt, Austria - Group Show Dreams and Divinities   Centro Cultural San Marcos- Toledo, Spain - Group Show International Surrealism Now 2013 Gallery Caixa de Crédito Agrícola Mútuo -  Lisbon, Portugal - Group Show Dreams and  Divinities  Salade Arte y Sala d’esxposiciones de Maracena - Maracena, Granada Spain - Group Show Dollar, Schätze und Kunst  Barockschloss Riegersburg, Austria - Group ShowDreams and  Divinities  Instituto de America,  Santa Fe - Granada, Spain - Group Show Geysers of Subconsciousness for Red October Gallery DEVE - Moscow - Group Show Fantastic Realism LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA - Group Show Geysers of Subconsciousness-9   Moscow, Russia - Group Show Dreams and  Divinities  Visionary Gallery of La Porte Soleil -  Paris, France - Group Show


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