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Alphonse De Cuyper

Full name: Alphonse De Cuyper
Gender: Male
Born: April 3, 1877 in Sint-Niklaas, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: June 7, 1954 in Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Alphonse De Cuyper studied at the Higher Institute of Antwerp. Since 1909 he taught sculpture and direct carving at the Technical School of Antwerp. During the next decades he exhibited on various occasions in Belgium presenting amongst others Oedipus, a male torso, a child’s head and Sacrifice. He received the bronze medal in Antwerp in 1920 with his sculptures Shot putter and Runner. In 1928 and 1936, he submitted works of art with the same names - probably they were the same sculptures. In the 1936 catalogue of the art competitions it is mentioned that the sculpture was created in 1920. In 1950, at the Salon of Ghent, De Cuyper had his last important presentation. He designed several war memorials, including in Gistel, Aalst, Bree and Heusden. In Antwerp one can still see the monument for the orphans of the boys' school of his hand. His sculptures are rarely signed.

The identity of the sculptor Alphonse De Cuyper is questionable, as there also existed another artist with the same name (*22.05.1887 in Leuven - 10.11.1950 in Gent) from the same time period. He mainly painted landscapes and cityscapes, and taught at the Academy of Ghent.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 43 Antwerpen Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing Belgium BEL 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 51 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Belgium BEL AC
1928 Summer 51 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Belgium BEL AC
1936 Summer 59 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Belgium BEL AC hors concours

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1920 Summer 43 Antwerpen Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings 3 Shot Putter

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 51 Amsterdam Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings AC Coureur
1928 Summer 51 Amsterdam Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings AC Lanceur de poids

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 59 Berlin Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings AC hors concours Lanceur du Poids
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