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Harold Speed

Full name: Harold Speed
Gender: Male
Born: February 11, 1872 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 20, 1957 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Harold Speed was a British portrait and landscape painter, who also wrote on art. Initially studying architecture at the Royal College of Art in 1887, Speed turned to painting, and won a gold medal for life school studies in 1890. He continued his training at the Royal Academy Schools from 1891-96, where in 1893 he was awarded a gold medal and a travelling scholarship that took him to Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.

Speed exhibited his work at the Royal Academy for 50 years beginning in 1893, and became a Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1895. He was the author of a number of books on art including The Science and Practice of Drawing (1913), The Science and Practice of Oil Painting (1924) and What is the Good of Art? (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 56 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 56 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Le Ruisseau aux Truites
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