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MANFRED RAPP

Manfred Rapp was born in Germany in 1956 and began drawing at the age of four. By the time he was sixteen, he was serving an apprenticeship as a graphic artist at a West German firm. Upon completion of his apprenticeship he began his career doing graphic designs and Illustrations for televised children’s programs, books and designing performing arts posters for various artist such as Diana Ross, Barry Manilow and Phil Collins. Later working for Messerschmidt Boelko Blohm Air Industries as a technical plan-drafter for aircraft engines & general air dynamics & concepts. During this time, many study trips were made to Paris, Rome and Venice where he visited the famous art museums and began a study of the Great Masters. At age twenty-three he enrolled in the Art Academy of Konstanz, where he studied from 1979 to 1985 under the close guidance of renowned Czechoslovakian artist, Professor Karel Hodr. Manfred has the honor of receiving his MastersDegree in Fine Art from this distinguished Academy. Being greatly inspired by the French Impressionists and after many years of study and experimentation Manfred has combined his own artistic visions in developing his unique style. His representational rural, urban, landscapes and figurative subject matters are created by combining Impressionism with glazing techniques of the Old Masters. Museum exhibitions of his work have been held at the International Museum of Contemporary masters, Salon International 2006, San Antonio, TX. The Art East Museum, Balontonfured, Hungary in 2004. The Ernst Museum & City Hall of Budapest in 2003 & 2005. Other exhibitions include numerous private gallery shows having been held in Germany, Italy and the U.S. Manfred has also been represented in many fine art galleries throughout the U.S. At the Hacienda de los Santos, 5 star Luxury Resort in Mexico, Manfred has been the featured artist since 2007, having solo shows yearly. In 2007 Manfred began including mural work to his many endeavors after being asked to do a mural in a Presidential Suite. Along with his oil paintings Manfred is also specializing in specific art for architectural walls and environments where he has created murals in private homes throughout Santa Fe, California and Mexico. In 2010 Manfred was commissioned as project director of design, mural and color selection for the restoration project of the 15,000 sq. ft. 1920s Pridgen Theater in St. Petersburg, FL. A total of eleven large murals were included in this project with a 14 ft. x 27 ft. stage back drop being the largest.

PAINTINGS BY MANFRED RAPP

Poppy Field

Poppy Field

30" x 40" | Oil on Board

Hopi Walpi

Hopi Walpi

24" x 30", oil on board

Canale della Giudecca, Venice

Canale della Giudecca, Venice

24" x 18", oil on board

Austin Blues

Austin Blues

40" x 30", Oil on canvas

Ancient Cactus

Ancient Cactus

36" x 36", Oil on canvas

Artist Market, Montmartre

Artist Market, Montmartre

10" x 8" Oil on board

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

24" x 30", oil on canvas

Beautiful Day, Portofino

Beautiful Day, Portofino

24" x 36", oil on board

Campo Giovanni de Paolo, Venice

Campo Giovanni de Paolo, Venice

20" x 24", oil on canvas

Chicken Farmer

Chicken Farmer

24" x 16", oil on canvas

Full Moon Over The Basilica

Full Moon Over The Basilica

24" x 30", oil on board

Gold's on Burro Alley, Santa Fe

Gold's on Burro Alley, Santa Fe

20" x 24", oil on canvas

Meeting at the Corral, Acoma

Meeting at the Corral, Acoma

11" x 14", oil on canvas

Paris Flower Shop

Paris Flower Shop

40" x 30", oil on board

Portofino Cafe

Portofino Cafe

24" x 36", oil on canvas

Quai de la tournelle, Paris

Quai de la tournelle, Paris

30" x 40"

Sonoran Desert Sunset

Sonoran Desert Sunset

30" x 40"

Tertre Place, Montmartre

Tertre Place, Montmartre

22" x 28"

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Oil on Board - 24" x 30"

Villa on Lake Como

Villa on Lake Como

18" x 24"

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