Art competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Art competitions were held as part of the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the first time that art competitions were part of the Olympic program. Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspired by sport-related themes.[1]

Art competitions were part of the Olympic program from 1912 to 1948, but were discontinued due to concerns about amateurism and professionalism. Since 1952, a non-competitive art and cultural festival has been associated with each Games.

Medal summary[edit]

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Architecture  Eugène-Edouard Monod and Alphonse Laverrière (SUI)
Building plan of a modern stadium
none awarded none awarded
Literature  Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin[2] (FRA)
"Ode to Sport"
none awarded none awarded
Music  Riccardo Barthelemy (ITA)
"Olympic Triumphal March"
none awarded none awarded
Painting  Giovanni Pellegrini (ITA)
Three connected friezes representing "Winter Sports"
none awarded none awarded
Sculpture  Walter Winans (USA)
Bronze statuette "An American trotter"
 Georges Dubois (FRA)
Model of the entrance to a modern stadium
none awarded

Medal table[edit]

At the time, medals were awarded to these artists, but art competitions are no longer regarded as official Olympic events by the International Olympic Committee. These events do not appear in the IOC medal database,[1] and these totals are not included in the IOC's medal table for the 1912 Games.[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy (ITA)2002
2 France (FRA)1102
3  Switzerland (SUI)1001
 United States (USA)1001
Totals (4 nations)5106

Events summary[edit]

Architecture[edit]

The following architects took part:[3]

Rank Name Country
1 Alphonse Laverrière, Eugène-Édouard Monod  Switzerland
AC A. Laffen Unknown
AC André Collin  France
AC Frantz Jourdain  France
AC Fritz Eccard Unknown
AC Guillaume Fatio  Switzerland
AC Jacob Rees  Great Britain
AC Julius Skarba-Wallraf  Germany
AC Konrad Hippenmeier  Switzerland

Literature[edit]

The following writers took part:[4]

Rank Name Country
1 Georges Hohrod & Martin Eschbach[2]  France
AC Gabriele D'Annunzio  Italy
AC Marcel Boulenger  France
AC Maurice Pottecher  France
AC Gabriel Letainturier-Fradin  France
AC Paul Adam  France

Music[edit]

The following composers took part:[5]

Rank Name Country
1 Riccardo Barthelemy  Italy
AC Ethel Barnard  Great Britain
AC Gustave Doret  Switzerland
AC Max d'Ollone  France
AC Émile Jaques-Dalcroze  France

Painting[edit]

The following painters took part:[6]

Rank Name Country
1 Carlo Pellegrini  Italy
AC Ernest Townsend  Great Britain
AC Ferdinand Gueldry  France
AC Jean François Raffaëlli  France

Sculpture[edit]

The following sculptors took part:[7]

Rank Name Country
1 Walter Winans  United States
2 Georges Dubois  France
AC Otakar Španiel  Bohemia
AC Tait McKenzie  Canada
AC Rembrandt Bugatti  Italy
AC Victor Segoffin  France
AC Paolo, Prince Trubetskoy  Russia
AC Antoni Wiwulski Poland Poland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b de Coubertin's entry was submitted by the pseudonym of "Georges Hohrod" and "Martin Eschbach" from Germany.
  3. ^ "Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics: Architecture, Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics: Literature, Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics: Music, Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics: Painting, Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Olympics: Sculpturing, Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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