Welcome to the Art of Rudy Rotter

The Art of Rudy Rotter

Rudy Rotter was a passionate self-taught artist residing in Manitowoc, WI.  Rudy was an unceasingly prolific creator of wonderful art over a 45 year period until his passing in 2001.

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Kohler Foundation

Portrait Society Gallery

Read:   Rudy Rotter – A Call To Action
See:     Rudy Rotter –  Photos

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2008)

KCPT Kansas City, MO (2001)

Rudy Rotter’s Spirit-Driven Art:
The Odyssey and Evolution of an Artistic Vision
by Anton Rajer

Download PowerPoint:  Rudy Rotter Book(large 130 megabyte file)
Online Slide Deck:  Rudy Rotter Book – (lower quality – fast load time)

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
(low quality videos but worth viewing)

Rudy Rotter self-taught artist movies
Rudy Rotter self-taught artist movies
Rudy Rotter self-taught artist movies

Rudy’s thoughts on the act of creating

Rudy in his workshop
Rudy and his spray-painted creatures
Rudy Rotter self-taught artist movies
Rudy Rotter self-taught artist movies
Rudy Rotter self-taught artist movies
Rudy and his use of patterns and molds
Rudy presenting trophy material sculptures
Rudy showing his use of multiples

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Randy Rotter
(206) 855-9625



The Outsider

A publication of INTUIT: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Winter 2003

Abstract: This article, written two years after the artist’s passing, explores from a 2003 perspective what will become of the artwork of Rudy Rotter . The topic is very timely given the 2017 transfer of stewardship of the collection to his son whose mission is to save the artwork and move it into the public arena.

The Uncertain Legacy of Rudy Rotter

Rudy Rotter Artist

by Pegi Taylor

PowerPoint (large file)
Online Deck (quick load | lower quality)
— PDF  (text only reading)