Artist, sculptor and printmaker, Otto Neals was born in Lake City, South Carolina to Gus and Della Neals. He is self-taught in all mediums except in the area of printmaking which he learned at the Bob Blackburn printmaking workshop, studying with Roberto de Lamonica, Mohammed Khalil and Krishna Reddy.
His commissioned works include a 20 foot mural at Brooklyn's Kings County Hospital, a bronze work at the Brooklyn Children's Center, ten bronze plaques at the "Harlem Walk of Fame" and a bronze work at Prospect Park in Brooklyn based on the works of Ezra Jack Keats, entitled, "Peter and Willie". For this work, he was awarded the New York City arts commissions' award of excellence for design. &nb
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