Lois Rapp (March 21, 1907 - October 22, 1992)
Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1907, she attended the Philadelphia College of Art during 1925-1929, where she received her degree in teacher’s training and illustration. She also studied art under Earl Horter. Rapp earned membership in the American Watercolor Society, as well as the Philadelphia Watercolor Club where she was on the board of directors from 1968-1970, and the Woodmere Art Gallery, where she was on the exhibition committee from 1965-1969.
She exhibited extensively throughout her career, contributing works to exhibitions at the Society of Independent Artists, American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Woodmere Art Gallery where she received an award for Meeting House Interior in 1960, American Drawing Annual XV, Norfolk, VA 1957. At the Lansdale Art League she received a medal in 1952 for her work titled, Along the Schuykill River .
Rapp’s works are currently included in the collections of the Woodmere Art Gallery, Philadelphia and the Valley Forge Memorial Chapel, Pennsylvania. Works can also be found at Gwynedd-Mercy College, Norristown Public Library, Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA.
As well as being an accomplished watercolorist and illustrator, Rapp was an art instructor from 1935-1957 at the Conshocken Art League, as well as an instructor at the Mater Misericordiae Academy, Merion, PA from 1933 to 1945, and the Collegeville Trappe Public Schools, PA from 1935-1948.
On March 12, 2005 the Montgomery County Historical Society held a Lois Rapp Art Exhibition.
Who Was Who in American Art, Editor Peter Falk; Social Security Death Index.
Information provided by Rachel Laskowski of Griffin's Gallery