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Charles L'Éplattenier

Full name: Charles L'Éplattenier
Gender: Male
Born: October 9, 1874 in Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: June 7, 1946 in Felsen des Doubs, Unknown, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions

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Biography

Swiss Charles L’Éplattenier was a painter and sculptor and one the most important artists of Swiss Art Nouveau. In 1887, he was apprenticed to Peseux as a house painter who advised him to take classes in Neuchâtel, after observing his zeal for drawing and study. Invited by an aunt after the death of his father, L’Éplattenier lived in Budapest and studied at the Decorative Art School where his talent was noticed. He then moved to Paris, where he studied painting, sculpture and architecture at the School of Decorative Arts and the National School of Fine Arts in the studio of Luc-Olivier Merson.

L’Éplattenier was appointed professor at the University of Art and La Chaux-de-Fonds at age 23. Among his pupils was the later famous designer and architect Le Corbusier. In 1914, L’Éplattenier resigned from the Art School after the dissolution of the new section which was a continuation of the upper classes. He then explored his creative side, and produced considerable work including painting, sculpture and decorative arts. In 1946, he was killed in the rocky terrain on the Doubs River while searching for new vistas to depict.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 53 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Switzerland SUI AC
1928 Summer 53 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Switzerland SUI AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 53 Amsterdam Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings AC Le marcheur Jean Linder, champion du monde
1928 Summer 53 Amsterdam Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings AC Le sauteur
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