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Chintamoni Kar

Full name: Chintamoni Kar
Gender: Male
Born: April 19, 1915 in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Died: October 3, 2005 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Chintamoni Kar was born in India, but adopted British citizenship. He lived from 1946-56 in London, after living in Paris since 1938. He received his initial training in sculpture from a traditional Oriya sthapati, a temple-carver. Kar learned painting at a school run by the Indian Society of Oriental Art in Kolkata. Upon his return to India, he served as principal of the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata from 1956-73. Kar experimented with forms, combining the concepts and technique into a fusion of convention and sophistication, emphasizing myth and concept. His sculpture The Stag won the silver medal at the 1948 London Olympic Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 33 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1948 Summer 33 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 33 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings 2 "The Stag", Skating (Plaster)

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 33 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Boxer (Bronze)
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