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Jean Guinard

Full name: Jean Guinard
Gender: Male
Born: October 18, 1899 in Paimpol, Côtes-d'Armor, France
Died: October 22, 1992 in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions


Jean Guinard was born in the small Breton community of Plounez, which was incorporated into the municipality of Paimpol in 1960. He worked as a teacher 1920-1927. Subsequently, he studied Fine Arts as a free pupil of Ernest Lawrence at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris until 1930. He was well acquainted with the Breton nationalist group Breiz Atao and joined the Ar Seiz Breur movement of his friend René-Yves Creston since its founding in 1929. Moreover, he was interested in teaching the Breton language and affiliated with the Ar Falz organization. In 1935, he took over the supervision of the organization’s newsletter. Guinard was also a follower of the methods of the Hébertists, a radical revolutionary political group during the French Revolution. In 1931, he submitted a large painting of the Île de Bréhat off the Breton coast in a competition of the Salon de la Société des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was awarded the first prize, a six-month trip, at the time worth 10,000 francs. In turn, he had to produce six paintings. He decided to do sea kayaking and spend the winter at the Adriatic coast. Guinard is buried at Bréhat.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Painting France FRA AC

Mixed Painting

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 24 Paris Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Boxing Knockout
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