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Tait McKenzie

Full name: Robert Tait McKenzie
Gender: Male
Born: May 26, 1867 in Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 28, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Robert McKenzie was a Canadian-born American sculptor, scout leader, scholar-athlete, surgeon, soldier, and physical educator. His father, William McKenzie, emigrated to Canada from Kelso, Scotland, in 1858 and became minister of the Free Church of Scotland in Almonte.

Tait McKenzie served England, the United States, and Canada during World War I as a pioneer in the physical and mental rehabilitation of the severely wounded. He was active in organizing the first Philadelphia chapter of the Boy Scouts in 1908. McKenzie was a personal friend of Scouting's founder, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and shared with him his belief in the program of Scouting for boys.

McKenzie used sculpture to illustrate points before his classes in anatomy. He continued it in the course of his physical education to teach his students and athletes how, for example, to crouch for the sprint or plunge, how to hold the discus, or how to take the hurdles. It became increasingly apparent that his figures had a beauty as well as utility. For years he was a participant and exhibitor in the competition of fine arts at the Olympic Games. One of his most famous sculptures is the "Ideal Scout", also known as "The Boy Scout". Some of his sculptures were selected for a series of stamps for the Olympic Games 1976 at Montréal. He was the only artist to take part in five Olympics art competitions, winning a bronze medal in 1932.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 44 Stockholm Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Reliefs Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Medals Canada CAN AC hors concours
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC hors concours
1948 Summer 81 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 44 Stockholm Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Medals

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC hors concours Punters, a medaillon

Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Reliefs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings 3 Shield of the Athletes

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Brothers of the Wind
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Onslaught
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Lanceur de Disque Moderne
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Sprinter
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Le Plongeur
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Blocked Line Play
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Punt

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Four Masks of Facial Expression
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Athlete
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Pole Vaulter
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Javelin Cast
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Flying Sphere
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Competitor
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Relay Runner
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Modern Discus Thrower
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Plunger I
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Ice Bird
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Suppl Juggler
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Sprinter
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Onslaught - Football Group
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Joy of Effort
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Punt
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Line Play
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Triumph of Flight
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Plunger II
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Watching Pole Vault
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Shot Putter Preparing
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Shot Putter Resting
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Shot Putter Ready
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Shot Putter, The Hop
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC High Jumper, Cleaning Shoe
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Pair of Knife Rests
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Tackle
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Wounded
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Modern Discus Thrower (sketch)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Double Tackle
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Doorknocker Acrobat
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Relay No. 1 (sketch)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Relay No. 2 (sketch)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Winded
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Winner
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Champion
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Contortionist
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Why Not (No. 1)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Why Not (No. 2)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Upright Discus Thrower
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Medals and Medallions (21)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Pair of Candle Sticks (silver plated)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Brothers of the Wind
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC The Eight
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Invictus
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Strength and Speed
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Passing a Baton
1936 Summer 69 Berlin Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC hors concours Two bronze sketches
1948 Summer 81 London Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC