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Fanie Eloff

Full name: Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Fanie" Eloff
Gender: Male
Born: October 7, 1885
Died: November 20, 1947 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Fanie Eloff was educated at the old Staatsmodelskool in Pretoria but then moved to Paris with his family. He decided to become a sculptor in 1908, stimulated by the work of Auguste Rodin. He was fortunate to be a man of means and had a considerable private income, which allowed him to concentrate on his art, which enabled him to maintain the highest of artistic standards without pandering to popular demand. Therefore his output was comparatively small and he was a slow and considered worker with most of his work executed in marble or bronze. He is known for the bust of South African Boer War general Koos de la Rey, which was placed at his gravesite.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 38 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing South Africa RSA AC
1924 Summer 38 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing South Africa RSA AC

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 38 Paris Art Competitions South Africa Final Standings AC Javelin Thrower
1924 Summer 38 Paris Art Competitions South Africa Final Standings AC Boxer