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Joseph Brown

Full name: Joseph "Joe" Brown
Gender: Male
Born: March 20, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 14, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


Joseph Brown came from a family that had immigrated from Russia and spent his youth in Philadelphia. As a versatile athlete he was granted a scholarship to Temple University. After leaving the university without graduating, he took up professional boxing. While working as an artist’s model he took an interest in sculpture. Brown became a long-time apprentice and assistant of renowned sculptor [Tait McKenzie], but never underwent academic training. In 1937 Brown started a long career as the boxing coach at Princeton and two years later started teaching sculpture at the same university, lecturing as a professor of visual arts from 1962-77. Brown produced more than 400 statuettes, portrait busts, and sculptures, mostly in bronze, and was best known for his sculptures of athletes. He died in a Philadelphia hospital after a long illness.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues United States USA AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Riposte-Counter Punch
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