Full name: Takaharu "Tsuguharu-Léonard" Fujita
Original name: 藤田 隆治
Born: April 13, 1907 in Hohoku, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: January 28, 1965 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
The son of a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, Tsuguharu-Léonard Fujita studied in Tokyo, Paris and London. The eccentric painter spent a large part of his life in France, where he married several times and lived among the best known French artists. In 1950 he accepted French citizenship and converted to Catholicism. His most famous work was the design of the Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix at Reims with frescoes depicting the life of Jesus. His painting Ice Hockey won the bronze medal at the 1936 Berlin Games in the category Mixed Paintings. He died in Zürich in 1968 from lung cancer.
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