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Franz Barwig

Full name: Franz Barwig
Gender: Male
Born: April 19, 1868 in Šenov, Moravskoslezský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: May 15, 1931 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Franz Barwig worked mainly in wood and created numerous animal sculptures as well as nudes, beginning as a wood sculptor. He was also engaged in religious art. By participating in the exhibitions of the Federal Hagen in 1905 he found his own style and worked in the shallow section. Around 1910 he developed an interest in depictions of animals, for which he carried out studies at the zoo. He also devoted himself to the art of the Secession and started training with other materials, especially bronze. Beside nudes, he also created portrayals of farmers. There was some concern that the Olympic artist was the son of the same name but more recent research has found that it was the father who entered the Arts Competition. Suffering from the effects of a progressive neuropathy, he committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Austria AUT AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Austria AUT AC
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Austria AUT AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Austria Final Standings AC Jeune Homme
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Austria Final Standings AC Orateur
1928 Summer 60 Amsterdam Art Competitions Austria Final Standings AC Jeu de Balle
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