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Knud Nellemose

Full name: Knud Nellemose
Gender: Male
Born: March 12, 1908 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1997 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Knud Nellemose received two Honorable Mentions for his works Young Man with Discus (Bronze) and Head of a Boxer (Granite) at the 1948 London Olympics within the Art Competitions in the category Sculpturing, Statues. He was a prolific Danish sculptor who is remembered for his figures of sportsmen and his statues of famous Danes. Nellemose began his career as a cartoonist and sports journalist. As a sculptor, he was known for his naturalistic human figures and portrait busts, often in motion, and sculpted numerous athletes, often with strong emotion, both in small and large formats, mostly in stone and bronze.

During World War II, Nellemose was a member of the Danish resistance group. Therefore, he later received many commissions for war memorials. He also used photographs as templates to represent prisoners from concentration camps in his sculptures. His sister, Karin (1905–93) was a well-known actress, figuring in many stage productions and films.

Results

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 40 London Art Competitions Denmark Final Standings HM Young Man with Discus (Bronze)
1948 Summer 40 London Art Competitions Denmark Final Standings HM Head of a Boxer (Granite)

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 40 London Art Competitions Denmark Final Standings AC Group of Wrestlers (Bronze)
1948 Summer 40 London Art Competitions Denmark Final Standings AC Football Players (Bronze)
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