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Otakar Španiel

Full name: Otakar Španiel
Gender: Male
Born: June 13, 1881 in Jaroměř, Královéhradecký kraj, Czech Republic
Died: February 15, 1955 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Country: BOH Bohemia, TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Otakar Španiel was a sculptor, wood carver and medal artist. After his education by famous sculptor J. V. Myslbek, professor in Prague, he was best known for his frequent medal works illustrating Czech VIPs. One of these medals with the face of J. E. Purkyně became the template for a stamp series in 1937. He designed the first Czech coins after World War II and also created his own grave at the famous Prague cemetery Vyšehrad. Some of his works, mainly gold medals and coins, were presented in the exhibition “Czech Gold” in Prague in 2009-10 at the Czech Club of the Municipal House at Prague.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing Bohemia BOH AC
1936 Summer 55 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Czechoslovakia TCH AC

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Art Competitions Bohemia Final Standings AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 55 Berlin Art Competitions Czechoslovakia Final Standings AC Wanderpreis des tschechoslowakischen Olympischen Komitees