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Jean-Elie Vézien

Full name: Jean-Elie Vézien
Gender: Male
Born: July 18, 1890 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died: September 7, 1982 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Sculptor, engraver and medalist Jean-Elie Vézien trained as a goldsmith in Marseille and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1916 he was wounded and taken prisoner-of-war at Verdun during World War I and only released in 1919. In 1921 he was awarded the Prix de Roma. From 1942-61 he was director of the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille. As a medalist he won the national competition for new state currency (coins of 10 and 20 francs) during World War II.

Vézien accepted commissions for both religious and commercial projects. His sculptures are found in the Hotel de Ville in Paris and two churches, Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille and Saint-Jean-de-Latran in Roma. Vézien preferred the more classical influences of Art Deco figures. In 1935 he was named a Knight of the Legion of Honor and a street in Marseille was later named for him.

Results

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Joueuse de tennis I
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Joueuse de tennis II
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Joueuse de tennis III
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Joueur de golf
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