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Alex Walter Diggelmann

Full name: Alex Walter Diggelmann
Gender: Male
Born: August 20, 1902 in Unterseen, Bern, Switzerland
Died: November 23, 1987 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Alex Diggelmann was an orienteerist, balloonist, cross-bowman and one of Switzerland’s best-known graphic and poster artists. In World War II, he became famous for his Red Cross posters, while for the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, he designed the official poster and two of the four official Olympic stamps. After World War II, he designed the UEFA Cup for the European Football Union, and also the medals for the World Ski Championships that are still awarded in his design.

Diggelmann is one of only two artists to win three medals at the Olympic Art Competitions. The other one was author [Josef Petersen] who won three silver medals.

Results

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 45 London Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings 2 World Championship for Cycling Poster
1948 Summer 45 London Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings 3 World Championship for Ice Hockey Poster

Mixed Painting, Applied Arts

Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Plaques

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 45 London Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings HM Swiss Roller-Skating Championship Medal
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