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Cartoonist, graphic designer
Gerhard Gepp (born 1940) is an Austrian Illustrator, Painter and Graphic designer.
Gepp was born in 1940 on the western edge of Vienna in Pressbaum where he still lives and works.
His initial training was in Offset printing. As an artist he is self-taught. Between 1964 and 1976 he worked as a Graphic designer and Illustrator.
He received prizes for various pieces of work such as the "Poster Prize" from the City of Vienna and the Milanese "Rizzoli-Preis". His first publications in various professional journals in Germany and Switzerland followed. At the same time Gepp worked at advertising photography and staged his own exhibition in the Vienna gallery "Die Brücke".
In 1976 he also started to produce hand-coloured etchings. From 1976 he was working on drawings, gouachea and oil paintings which were exhibited in Vienna at the BAWAG-Foundation. Further exhibitions in Austria and Germany followed and at art fairs in Basel, Cologne and Ghent.
Since 1989, his illustrations have focused increasingly on "political satire". Working with acrylic on cardboard and/or canvas he has continued to receive prizes at exhibitions. His illustrations frequently appear in German language and international publications.
In 2001 the Austrian "professional" Professor title was conferred on Gepp.
Gerhard Gepp has had numerous print media contracts. These have included daily papers such as Der Standard, Die Presse and the Wiener Zeitung in Austria as well as the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Die Zeit in Germany.
Magazine contracts have included the Austrian economic monthly Trend, the German popular Psychology monthly Psychologie Heute (Psychology Today) and Switzerland's satirical monthly Nebelspalter (literally "Fog cleaver").
In addition, Gepp produced a large number of illustrations and title images for the "Wiener Journal" founded in 1980 by Jörg Mauthe (and sold in 2004 to the Wiener Zeitung).