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David Wallin

Full name: David August Wallin
Gender: Male
Born: January 7, 1876 in Östra Husby, Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Died: June 27, 1957 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

David Wallin grew up in a strictly religious family and became a painting apprentice in order to become an artist. He later moved to Stockholm, where he attended the Academy of Art from 1898-1903. In 1905 Wallin married the painter and graphic artist Elin Lundberg and together they went to Paris and London. After being awarded a travel grant he spent the years 1908-10 in Italy, then continued his studies in Paris, where he lived until 1913, before returning to Sweden.

Wallin was considered the most important Swedish romantic painter imagining the Swedish melancholy in his art. Critics consider his gold medal winning painting as a culmination of the Olympic Art Competitions. Following the success he was invited over to America to do a tour with a traveling exhibition. Wallin very often painted his family, wife and seven children. One of their daughters, Bianca, also became a well-known painter, while one of his sons, Sigurd, was also an artist. David Wallin was also an accomplished portrait painter and did a series of portraits of famous Swedes.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings 1 At the Seaside of Arild

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Girl with Racket
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Woman Descending into Bath
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Sun Bath
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Repose After the Bath