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Maxwell Ayrton

Full name: Ormerod Maxwell Ayrton
Gender: Male
Born: 1874 in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Great Britain
Died: February 18, 1960 in Hampstead, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

The son of a German-born wine-merchant and later architect, who was an assistant to the famous Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Ormerod Maxwell Ayrton started his art career in his home-town at Chester and then moved to London where he studied at the South Kensington Schools of the Royal College of Art. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1920. Ayrton’s most notable public buildings, amongst many, were Twickenham Bridge and the old Wembley Stadium, a simple structure in reinforced concrete, and the British Empire Exhibition. His exhibit at the 1948 Olympics was entitled - Model for “County Borough of Derby” – and was based on Derby Council’s vision for a new “Wembley of the North”. Ayrton drew up plans in 1946 for the new stadium to replace the existing Municipal Sports Stadium on the outskirts of the city, but the scheme never came to fruition. Ayrton’s son Tony was a well known scenic painter before becoming an established portrait and landscape artist. He died in Tunisia during World War II after contracting meningitis.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Drawings And Water Colors Great Britain GBR AC
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Model for "County Borough of Derby"

Mixed Painting, Drawings And Water Colors

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC La grande gelée
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