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John Russell Pope

Full name: John Russell Pope
Gender: Male
Born: April 24, 1874 in New York, New York, United States
Died: August 27, 1937 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Architect John Russell Pope was a representative of historicism. His designs were based on neo-Gothic and Tudor style, but especially on neo-classicism. The son of a well-known portrait painter, Pope studied architecture at Columbia University and, after graduating in 1894, at the American Academy in Roma and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

In 1900 he returned to the United States and after a short time started his own business. Initially, he planned private mansions, notably for the Vanderbilt family. But he soon was also given larger projects. Pope designed the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the famous Jefferson Memorial, which was actually only finished after his death in 1937, works clearly based on the Roman Pantheon. As one of the last representatives of historicism, however, he was harshly criticized by the modern stylists.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs United States USA 2 Silver
1936 Summer 62 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs United States USA AC

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings 2 Design for the Payne Whitney Gymnasium in New Haven
1936 Summer 62 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Yale University Gymnasium
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