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Alfred Poor

Full name: Alfred Easton Poor
Gender: Male
Born: April 24, 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 13, 1988 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Although he also competed with his painting Wrestlers, Alfred Poor was best known as one of America’s most influential 20th century architects. His father was Charles Lane Poor, a famous astronomer. Alfred Poor studied at Harvard and at the University of Pennsylvania under Paul Philippe Cret. Thanks to a scholarship he was able to spend his final year in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the American Academy in Roma. He served in the Navy in both World Wars. His projects are mostly located in New York City and in Washington, DC, where he worked for the Federal Government.

One of his most prominent works is the Wright Brothers National Memorial, which he designed in 1928 together with Robert Rodgers and submitted to the architecture competition. He was also the principal architect for the US Library of Congress’ James Madison Memorial Building. Some of his projects in New York were the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, the Queens County Courthouse and Prison in Kew Gardens, the Home Insurance Company Building, and the Red Hook housing project, but also included numerous branch offices of major banks and country homes. In Philadelphia he built the Annenberg School on the campus of his former university. His graphic work mostly comprised architectural motives, and he also authored a number of books on design and architecture. From 1966-77 Poor was the president of the National Academy of Design in New York.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event United States USA AC
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC
1936 Summer 37 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs United States USA AC

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 37 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Airport Rio de Janeiro

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Wrestlers
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