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Hans Brandenberger

Full name: Hans Brandenberger
Gender: Male
Born: June 28, 1912 in Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
Died: March 26, 2003 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions


Hans Brandenberger was a Swiss stone and bronze sculptor born in Dutch East India. Back in Switzerland he was an apprentice of sculptor Hans Markwalder in Zürich. In the 1930s he worked as cartoonist for Swiss magazines and from 1937, he worked as a sculptor, first in Italy and France, and then again in Zürich. Brandenberger became well-known for his sculpture Wehrbereitschaft (Spiritual Defense) at the 1939 Swiss National Exhibition. He then received frequent orders for heroic and pathetic statues and sculptures. His 1948 entry for the Olympic art competition was a study for another large figure called Runner. After World War II this kind of work was no longer requested and Brandenberger fell into oblivion, but still created sculptures and ornaments for public and private clients.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Switzerland SUI AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings AC The Runner (Bronze) I
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