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Art Competitions at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1932
Date Finished: August 14, 1932

Gold: USA Mahonri Mackintosh Young
Silver: HUN Miltiades Manno
Bronze: TCH Jakub Obrovský

Summary

Overall, 144 participants from 16 countries with 300 exhibits participated in the sculpture competition. There were two groups of entries\: Reliefs and Medals and Sculptors Works (free-standing figures). The jury for sculpture consisted of the people Haig Patigan (1876-1950), San Francisco; Lloyd La Page Rollins (1890-1970), San Francisco; Henry Hering (1874-1949), New York; and Salvatore Cartaino "SC" Scarpitta (1887-1948), Hollywood; all well-known sculptors and art historians in the United States. Also on the jury was the Swedish sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955).

US sculptor Mahonri Mackintosh Young produced his amazing statue The Knockdown. A viewer can almost sense the blow the boxer lying on the ground has received. The work is now exhibited in the Art Museum of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Young also submitted 15 other works. Hungarian silver medalist Miltiades Manno was an Olympic rower in the coxed eights at the 1912 Stockholm Games. His statue Wrestling was only one of 27 exhibits he submitted. The bronze medal went to Czech artist Jakub Obrovský and his Odysseus, today placed in the garden of the Palais Sternberg in Praha.

Seven more artists received Honorable Mentions for their works. It is also not known how the works were evaluated. Some works are referred to as "hors concours" in the Official Report, and there is no further explanation for this category.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
1 Mahonri Mackintosh Young 54 United States USA Gold The Knockdown
2 Miltiades Manno 52 Hungary HUN Silver Wrestling
3 Jakub Obrovský 49 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze Odysseus
HM Antoni Kenar 25 Poland POL Hockey Player
HM Carl Fagerberg 53 Sweden SWE Skater
HM Dudley Talcott 33 United States USA Wrestler
HM Ercole Drei 45 Italy ITA Football Players
HM Gerhard Henning 52 Denmark DEN Modern Woman
HM Hunt Diederich 48 United States USA Polo
HM Rudolf Belling 45 Germany GER The Boxer