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DESIGNS BY THE MYSTIC OTTO RAPP 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 Realismus represented 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 at The 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 a rare and exceptional artist and highly esteemed sibling of The Visionary Tribe. True to the veristic roots of his aesthetic, he is deserving of any and every means of support, patronage and the collection of his works... Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson

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By nunziob, 12/7/2010 about
Good to see you here, Otto. And thanks for joining my club.
"Hail Mystic"
By AmbrosiaPopsicle, 10/25/2010 about
And well met. You pull your designs from another dimension, thank you for sharing your gifts.
By jeanhar1, 2/1/2010 about
Thank you for your support and joining my fan club. My Zazzle profile isn't very detailed, so I would like to personally invite you to my official website. I look forward to your visit and don't forget to sign my guestbook and subscribe to my newsletter. Thanks for being a fan, ~ Jean
"Awesome Shop!!!"
By MidnightDreamer, 11/6/2009 about
Excellent creations ;) Your newest fan! Peace, Leah♥
By StacieJo123, 6/24/2009 about
Wow! I adore your gallery! Best wishes! *Peace* Stacie Jo
By Phoenix_Toliman, 4/23/2009 about
Magical work Otto. Wishing you every success.
"Cool Site!!"
By jeepgirl1973, 3/27/2009 about
"Thank you"
By Lluwellyn, 2/10/2009 about
Thanks for dropping in at Anima and for joining my fan club. Experience Fuel for Life by Lluwellyn
By JoeMacGown, 2/6/2009 about
great stuff Otto! and thanks, you are the reason I found this site and started my page.
By JoeMacGown, 2/3/2009 about
Hey Otto, yeah, I just started this site last night. It appears to have potential. I will add a bunch of stuff for sure. Why not eh...Are you selling anything here?
By aliciagrime, 1/2/2009 about
Very Nice Page Keep Up The Good Work Cool Design...
By Articles, 2/10/2008 about
Hello, love your style, wonderful work!
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