(1912 - 1989)
Fred Rappaport was active/lived in Illinois. Fred Rappaport is known for painting, woodcuts.
Biography Fred Rappaport
Fred Rappaport (1912 - 1989)
Listed Chicago Jewish Modernist and one of the finest woodcut artists in America.
Born in Vienna, Austria in 1912, he was a well known painter and printmaker.
Rappaport began painting in his teens at Vienna's Lower Gymnasium after having found an art teacher who supported his work and mentored him to really allow his talent to evolve. He had an all-consuming desire to become an artist, unfortunately his parents disapproved of his career choice, preferring medicine. Fortunately for him, his aunt and uncle who were prominent Austrian antique dealers swayed his parents, and they let him enter the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste (1931-1935).
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