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Vincenzo Gemito

Full name: Vincenzo Gemito
Gender: Male
Born: July 16, 1852 in Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Died: March 1, 1929 in Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Vincenzo Gemito was a self-taught Italian sculptor, who was abandoned by his mother at the dell’Annunziata orphanage only one day after his birth. From his orphanage he was given the surname Genito, which later changed into Gemito. Two weeks later he was adopted by a young family who has recently lost a child. Gemito apprenticed as a youth in the studios of Emanuele Caggiano and Stanislao Lista. Also taught by his adoptive father in his early years, he went to Paris in 1877 where he was influenced by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier, but he returned to Naples after his death. Gemito worked mainly with marble, his favourite medium. After a mental breakdown, interspersed with periods in a mental hospital, he worked on drawings for almost 20 years before returning to sculpturing. His later works were silver- and goldsmiths.

Results

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC The Source
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Youth of the Sea
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Head of a Child
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Water Seller
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Medal of Alexander the Great (1)
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Medal of Alexander the Great (2)
1924 Summer 71 Paris Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Medal of Alexander the Great (3)