Otto Neals

American (1931)

About the artist:

Artist, sculptor and printmaker, Otto Neals was born in Lake City, South Carolina. 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.

Public and Private Collections: the Ghana National Museum, the Columbia Museum (S.C.)., the

Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, Hon. John Lewis, Mayor David Dinkins, Randy

Weston, Hon. Bruce Wright, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Ute Wachsmann, Hon. Una Clarke and Oprah

Winfrey.

Exhibited: Studio Museum in Harlem, Howard University, Du Sable Museum, Huntsville

Museum of Art (Alabama), Columbia Museum (S.C.), Benedict College, Gibbs Museum (S.C.),

Brooklyn Museum, Hampton Museum, Museo de Arte Moderno Gallery, Cali Colombia

Museum of Art, Pratt Institute among others.

Otto Neals

American (1931)

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About the artist:

Artist, sculptor and printmaker, Otto Neals was born in Lake City, South Carolina. 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,

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