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Lucien Fontanarosa

Full name: Lucien Joseph Fontanarosa
Gender: Male
Born: December 19, 1912 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: April 27, 1975 in Paris, Paris, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Lucien Fontanarosa was of Italian descent, but his parents had emigrated to Paris for employment reasons, where his father found work as a tailor. Lucien lived mainly in Paris and Padua, his native country. Although he had already started painting at 13-years-old, he first had to complete a business degree until he was allowed to study painting in Paris by his parents. He completed his painting studies while living in Paris, but also Morocco, Italy and Spain. His later wife Annette Faive, who would develop a chronology of his work and his own website, was also a painter. Lucien was very versatile, painting frescos, landscapes, still lifes, and working with many different materials. In 1954 he became a member of the jury for the Prix de Rome in the paintings category. His painting Cavalier was awarded Honorable Mention at the 1948 London Olympic Art Competitions.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 35 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings France FRA HM

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 35 London Art Competitions France Final Standings HM Cavaliers