Art competitions at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Art competitions were held as part of the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 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 summaryEdit

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Architecture none awarded   Alfréd Hajós and Dezső Lauber (HUN)
Plan for a stadium
  Julien Médecin (MON)
Stadium for Monte Carlo
Literature   Géo-Charles (FRA)
"Jeux Olympiques"
  Josef Petersen (DEN)
  Charles Gonnet (FRA)
"Vers le Dieu d'Olympie"
  Margaret Stuart (GBR)
"Sword Songs"
  Oliver Gogarty (IRL)
"Ode to the Tailteann Games"
Music none awarded none awarded none awarded
Painting   Jean Jacoby (LUX)
"Corner", "Départ", and "Rugby"
  Jack Butler Yeats (IRL)
"The Liffey Swim"
  Johan van Hell (NED)
Sculpture   Konstantinos Dimitriadis (GRE)
"Discobole Finlandais"
  Frantz Heldenstein (LUX)
"Vers l'olympiade"
  Jean René Gauguin (DEN)
  Claude-Léon Mascaux (FRA)
Sports medals

Medal tableEdit

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,[2] and these totals are not included in the IOC's medal table for the 1924 Games.[3]

1  Luxembourg (LUX)1102
2  France (FRA)1023
3  Greece (GRE)1001
4  Denmark (DEN)0112
  Ireland (IRL)0112
6  Great Britain (GBR)0101
  Hungary (HUN)0101
8  Monaco (MON)0011
  Netherlands (NED)0011
Totals (9 nations)35614

Events summaryEdit


The following architects took part:[4]

Rank Name Country
1 not awarded
2 Alfréd Hajós, Dezső Lauber   Hungary
3 Julien Médécin   Monaco
AC Sonja Carstensen   Denmark
AC Dolf Broese van Groenou, Samuel de Clercq   Netherlands
AC Henri Guerbois, Maurice Dambrun   France
AC Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen   Denmark
AC Jens Christian Kofoed   Denmark
AC Nico Lansdorp   Netherlands
AC Amedeo Lavini   Italy
AC Ejnar Mindedal Rasmussen   Denmark
AC Kay Schrøder   Denmark
AC Herman van der Kloot Meijburg   Netherlands
AC Edmond Virieux, Léo Rocco   Switzerland
AC Marinus Granpré Molière, Jos Klijnen, Pieter Verhagen   Netherlands
AC Hendrik Happé   Netherlands


The following writers took part:[5]

Rank Name Country
1 Géo-Charles   France
2 Dorothy Margaret Stuart   Great Britain
2 Josef Petersen   Denmark
3 Charles Anthoine Gonnet   France
3 Oliver St. John Gogarty   Ireland
AC Brinsley MacNamara   Ireland
AC Miami Belle Louis   United States
AC Patrick Chalmers   Great Britain
AC Robert Graves   Great Britain
AC Albert Laisant   France
AC T. C. Murray   Ireland
Rank Name Country
AC Smart   Switzerland
AC Klaus Suomela   Finland
AC A. Christory   France
AC A. Godinat   France
AC A. Schmitt   Switzerland
AC Charles Williams   Great Britain
AC France Darget Savarit   France
AC Gonzague de Reynold   Switzerland
AC Franz Servais   Luxembourg
AC George Bamber   Great Britain
AC H. Vincent   France
Rank Name Country
AC Henry de Montherlant   France
AC I. Couturier   United States
AC Jacques Gazeau   France
AC J. Ryan   Ireland
AC L. Alvar da Silva   Brazil
AC L. A. Fernández   Uruguay
AC Lionel Montal   France
AC Marcel Berger   France
AC Peshoton Dubash   Great Britain
AC Suzanne Ardoin   France


The following composers took part:[6]

Rank Name Country
1 not awarded
2 not awarded
3 not awarded
AC Gerry   France
AC George Bamber   Great Britain
AC Henry Masquilier Thiriez   France
AC J. Richard   France
AC Ruby Reynolds-Lewis   Australia
AC Marius Ulfrstad   Norway
AC Suzanne Daneau   Belgium


The following painters took part:[7]

Rank Name Country
1 Jean Jacoby   Luxembourg
2 Jack Yeats   Ireland
3 Johan van Hell   Netherlands
AC T. Elsen   Belgium
AC Médard Tytgat   Belgium
AC Johan Vilhelm Andersen   Denmark
AC Christian Asmussen   Denmark
AC Folmer Bonnén   Denmark
AC Sigurd Kielland Brandt   Denmark
AC Mogens Lorentzen   Denmark
AC Aase Lundsteen   Denmark
AC Knud Merrild   Denmark
AC Sigurd Swane   Denmark
AC Enayat Allah Ibrahim   Egypt
AC Georges Achille-Fould   France
AC R. G. P. Baron   France
AC René Besserve   France
AC Simone Boutarel   France
AC Maurice Busset   France
AC Marguerite Carpentier   France
AC Géo Cim   France
AC Madeleine Cotty   France
Rank Name Country
AC Paul de Plument de Bailhac   France
AC Léon Auguste Derruau   France
AC Georges Rasetti   France
AC R. M. A. Guimbert   France
AC Jean Guinard   France
AC Pauline Lacroix   France
AC Louise Amélie Landré   France
AC Jacques Henri Lartigue   France
AC Paul Lorrette   France
AC Yvonne Meley   France
AC André Planson   France
AC Henri Jean Pontoy   France
AC René Roussel   France
AC Hélène Schwab   France
AC Lucien Seevagen   France
AC Georges Villa   France
AC Pierre Segond-Weber   France
AC George Bamber   Great Britain
AC Charles Simpson   Great Britain
AC Seán Keating   Ireland
AC John Lavery   Ireland
AC Jack Yeats   Ireland
Rank Name Country
AC Albert Simon   Luxembourg
AC Bas Veth   Netherlands
AC Jos Croin   Netherlands
AC Freek Engel   Netherlands
AC Ed Gerdes   Netherlands
AC Isaac Israëls   Netherlands
AC Martin Monnickendam   Netherlands
AC Max Nauta   Netherlands
AC Egbert Schaap   Netherlands
AC Willy Sluiter   Netherlands
AC Cornelis Vreedenburgh   Netherlands
AC Piet van der Hem   Netherlands
AC Willem van Hasselt   Netherlands
AC Cornelis van Steenwijk   Netherlands
AC Bernard van Vlijmen   Netherlands
AC Hendrik Jan Wolter   Netherlands
AC Aleksandr Yakovlev   Russia
AC Mariya Princess Nizharadze   Russia
AC Oscar Früh   Switzerland
AC Albert Welti   Switzerland
AC R. A. M. Guilmart   France


The following sculptors took part:[8]

Rank Name Country
1 Konstantinos Dimitriadis   Greece
2 Frantz Heldenstein   Luxembourg
3 Claude-Léon Mascaux   France
3 Jean René Gauguin   Denmark
AC Victor Demanet   Belgium
AC Johannes Kragh   Denmark
AC José Clará   Spain
AC Lucien Alliot   France
AC René Andrei   France
AC Raoul Bénard   France
AC Marcel Bouraine   France
AC Eugène Bourgoin   France
AC Marguerite Carpentier   France
AC Félix Charpentier   France
AC François Cogné   France
AC Alfred Cros   France
AC Albert David   France
AC Louis Delapchier   France
AC Joé Descomps-Cormier   France
AC Édouard Drouot   France
AC Georges Engrand   France
AC Édouard Fraisse   France
AC Berthe Girardet   France
Rank Name Country
AC Henri Gréber   France
AC Maurice Guiraud-Rivière   France
AC Georges Halbout   France
AC Elie Hervier, Pierre-Amédée Plasait   France
AC Raoul Lamourdedieu, Camille Ravot   France
AC Pierre Richard-Willm   France
AC Marie Rosenfeld   France
AC Henri Raphaël Moncassin   France
AC Raoul Josset   France
AC Raymond Rivoire   France
AC Paul Landowski   France
AC Ernesta Robert-Mérignac   France
AC Paul Richer   France
AC Alexandre Maspoli   France
AC Louis Tauzin   France
AC Lucien Marinier   France
AC Jean Verschneider   France
AC Francisque Michot   France
AC Camille Ravot   France
AC Katherine Maltwood   Great Britain
AC Oliver Sheppard   Ireland
AC Antonietta Paoli Pogliani   Italy
AC Vincenzo Gemito   Italy
Rank Name Country
AC Amleto Cataldi   Italy
AC Anders Svor   Norway
AC Sofus Madsen   Norway
AC Fanie Eloff   South Africa
AC Constant Vez   Switzerland
AC Oscar Waldmann   Switzerland
AC Georg Eichhorn   Switzerland
AC Hans Frei   Switzerland
AC Marguerite Anne de Blonay   Switzerland
AC Julius Schwyzer   Switzerland
AC Frédéric Schmied   Switzerland
AC Jean Dušek   Czechoslovakia
AC Jakub Obrovský   Czechoslovakia
AC Sergey Yuryevich   Russia
AC Ivan Zajec   Yugoslavia
AC F. Kroly   Yugoslavia
AC Frane Cota   Yugoslavia
AC Henri Bouchard   France
AC Paul Roger-Bloche   France
AC Juraj Škarpa   Yugoslavia
AC Henri Dropsy   France


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