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René Besserve

Full name: René Pierre Louis Besserve
Nickname(s): Henry Reb
Gender: Male
Born: 1883 in Montbéliard, Doubs, France
Died: 1959 in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions


René Besserve was a French painter, illustrator and cartoonist, who sometimes used the pseudonym Henry Reb. He was educated at the École des Beaux-Arts Montpellier and the Académie Julian Paris. From 1911-40 he produced drawings for Cri de Paris and Rire, in 1912 for Ruy Blas, and in 1915 for Fantasio. Besserve produced frequent humorous political illustrations in a cubistic style. Besserve, who worked in Paris, also created several posters such as for the 1928 Chamonix Winter Olympics. As a painter Besserve mostly painted landscapes of the Paris region and Brittany, but also portraits in oil and watercolor. He primarily exhibited in Paris, notably from 1920-38 at the Salon d’Automne, 1926-38 at the Salon des Indépendants, and 1928-39 at the Salon des Tuileries.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer Paris Art Competitions Mixed Painting France FRA AC

Mixed Painting

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer Paris Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Draft of the Wrestlers
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