Floyd has been drawing since he was a young child growing up in Brooklyn. He attended School of Visual Arts on a full tuition scholarship, studying illustration. After graduating in 1985, he worked as an illustrator and calligrapher while continuing his fine art studies at The Art Students League and The New School. After a short time, he became acutely aware of his love for design and opened the doors to his design firm, Rappy & Company, with clients like HBO and PanAm. His agency continues to serve Fortune 100 and many other companies and organizations today.
He has taught drawing, painting and calligraphy at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and also served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching an advanced class in marketing design.
At his art studio in Northern Westchester, Floyd keeps a regular schedule of painting and life drawing. His paintings and drawings are in many private collections.
His work has been part of group exhibits at: The Society of Illustrators, The Art Students League, The Master Eagle Gallery NYC, Rallye Motors, The Schoolhouse Theatre, Pound Ridge Library, Katonah Village Library, The Gallery at Onatru, Northern Westchester Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital.Floyd Rappy's Website