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Tsuguharu-Léonard Fujita

Full name: Takaharu "Tsuguharu-Léonard" Fujita
Original name: 藤田 隆治
Gender: Male
Born: November 27, 1886 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 29, 1968 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


The son of a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, Tsuguharu-Léonard Fujita studied in Tokyo, Paris and London. The eccentric painter spent a large part of his life in France, where he married several times and lived among the best known French artists. In 1950 he accepted French citizenship and converted to Catholicism. His most famous work was the design of the Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix at Reims with frescoes depicting the life of Jesus. His painting Ice Hockey won the bronze medal at the 1936 Berlin Games in the category Mixed Paintings. He died in Zürich in 1968 from lung cancer.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Japan JPN 3 Bronze

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings 3 Ice Hockey
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