The Art of Rudy Rotter
The Art of Rudy Rotter (1913-2001) presents a special world of people and creatures bound within the borders of his many drawings and sculptures. The art is the product of his personal exploration into the interconnectedness of humanity.
The sensations brought forth by the work are inner-directed, the feelings being deeply etched. The value of the art is found both in the artwork’s emotional heft and in its unique aesthetic reach.
The style has been attributed to the Outsider and Self-taught genres.
For 45 years Rotter obsessively created art daily in an unheated studio in a small Wisconsin town, producing enough work to eventually fill three floors of a self-styled museum.
The art is unique and is immediately attributable to this artist. It stands apart from the standard conventions and formal language of the art world. The artist’s work is the product of his rich inner imagination, intense drive to create, and constant inventiveness.
While the museum no longer exists, a fresh effort is underway to raise awareness of this under-recognized artist.
Humanity Smiling On A Happy Sleeping Family
Magic markers on particleboard – 12 x 30 in. – 1999
Read : Who was Rudy Rotter
Exhibitions: CV – Exhibition List
Wikipedia : The Artist as a Humanist
Excerpt: A Portrait of the Artist – in his final year
Update: The Age of Covid and the Rudy Rotter Collection
Early to Late Period
Articles, Books & Exhibitions
Outsider Art Fair 2019 – Works on Paper | Booth #51
Folk Art Messenger 2018 –A Warehouse Full of Dreams
Miracle of the Spirit 2005 – Stories from Wisconsin
Artist’s Letter 1995 – Memories
Let the Joy Come In – The Last Decade of Rudy’s Art
KCPT Kansas City, MO (2001)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2008)
Rudy Rotter’s Spirit-Driven Art
The Odyssey and Evolution of an Artistic Vision
by Anton Rajer
|PDF format – large file / slow load
Online Slide Deck – fast load / lower quality
“His creativity is driven by a passion to convey a feeling about humanity. In the sanctity of his Buffalo Street studio, it doesn’t matter who or what is outside the door. Inside, his mind and imagination take him to places most ordinary mortals will only begin to know by looking at his work.”
QuickTime Movies of Rudy Rotter
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(low-quality videos but worth viewing)
Rudy’s thoughts on the act of creating
Rudy in his workshop
Rudy and his spray-painted creatures
Rudy and his use of patterns and molds
Rudy presenting trophy material sculptures
Rudy showing his use of multiples
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The Art of Rudy Rotter
Rudy Rotter 的局外人艺术 – 美国（1913-2001）。
鲁迪·罗特 (Rudy Rotter) 是局外人类型的艺术家。 他在 45 年的时间里创作了大量艺术品。 艺术家的所有作品都是独一无二的，可识别为属于他的作品。
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