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Albéric Collin

Full name: Albéric Collin
Gender: Male
Born: April 6, 1886 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: February 27, 1962 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Belgian sculptor Albéric Collin devoted his artistic career to sculpting animals in the Antwerp Zoological Gardens. A native of Antwerp, Belgium, Collin studied art at the Antwerp Academy. At the age of 21, he met Italian sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, who was already established as an important animal sculptor. The two men routinely worked together at the Antwerp Zoo, and Bugatti taught Collin the importance of working from close observation of live animal models. Like his mentor, Collin chose to depict animals alone or in small groups, focusing on their day-to-day activities. His work also concentrated on the overall form and movement of the animal, rather than attempting to recreate a detailed anatomical model.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing Belgium BEL 1 Gold

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings 1 Strength