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Charles Pears

Full name: Charles Pears
Gender: Male
Born: September 9, 1873 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: January 28, 1958 in Truro, Cornwall, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

In 1932 at the Los Angeles Olympics English water colorist, oil-painter, and book-illustrator Charles Pears received an Honorable Mention in the category Paintings for his work Shamrock V, which was a yacht owned by the English King George VI. (1865-1936), and sailed in 1930 for the America's Cup without success. He was also a writer and an avid sailor, and wrote a number of books on small boat cruising. Pears studied nearby his hometown at East Hardwick and Pomfret College.

Pears specialized in marine scenes and was later appointed the first president of the Society of Naval Artists. During his career he also worked as an illustrator, contributing to The Yellow Book, the Illustrated London News, Punch, The Graphic and other periodicals. He also designed posters for the London Metropolitan Railway. During World War I, Pears was appointed an official war artist to the Admiralty in addition to holding a commission in the Royal Marines. He again worked as a war artist during World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 54 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 54 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR HM

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 54 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Yachting pour Dames
1928 Summer 54 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Burnham-on-Crouch, Port de Yacht
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings HM Shamrock V
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