You Are Here > > > John Platt

John Platt

Full name: John Edgar Platt
Gender: Male
Born: March 19, 1886 in Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Died: April 29, 1967 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Husband of Phyllis Platt.

Biography

Painter John Platt was the husband of [Phyllis Platt], a painter herself. He painted, did woodcuts, and designed stained glass. Their son Michael, born in 1914, excelled as painter, potter and art teacher. John Platt studied at the Leek School of Art before going to the Royal College of Art from 1905-08. From 1913-16 he worked as an interior designer and produced mainly stained glass, tapestry designs and murals for churches. He became well-known for introducing Japanese print techniques to the European market for his posters. Platt then produced posters for the London Underground and taught at art schools, first in Derby, then in Edinburgh and finally for the Blackheath School of Art in London. As an official artist to the Ministry of War Transport during World War II, he painted scenes of river traffic, maritime rescue services, ocean transport, docks and marshalling yards.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR AC
1948 Summer 62 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 62 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 62 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Pas de Géant
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Le Scrum
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC L'Escarpolette

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 62 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours The Giant Stride (Colour print)
1948 Summer 62 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Rugger (Colour print)
1948 Summer 62 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Festival on the River (Colour print)
id: 920,522