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Jac Maris

Full name: Walter Jacques Maris
Gender: Male
Born: February 21, 1900 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: April 5, 1996 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Art Competitions


Jacob Maris, the grandfather of Jac, was a famous and well-known painter in the Netherlands. In addition to sculpturing Jacob Maris worked as a draftsman and photographer. He was born in Magdeburg (GER) and wanted to become an artist from his youth. He studied in Düsseldorf, Belgium and England. As a religious artist Maris had many contacts in the Catholic Church, and in 1938 converted to Catholicism. In the 1930s and 1940s he mainly produced busts of saints and other sacred works.

After World War II, in which Maris was active as a resistance fighter, he received various commands for war memorials. He eventually produced facade reliefs and freestanding sculptures. Marek’s favorite subjects were animals and men.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 36 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Netherlands NED AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 36 Berlin Art Competitions Netherlands Final Standings AC Polospieler
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