Full name: John Russell Pope
Born: April 24, 1874 in New York, New York, United States
Died: August 27, 1937 in New York, New York, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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 1932, he won the silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in the Art Competitions in the category Architecture, Architectural Designs, for his work Design for the Payne Whitney Gymnasium in New Haven.
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.
|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|
|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|