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Henry Hering

Full name: Henry Hering
Gender: Male
Born: February 15, 1874 in New York, New York, United States
Died: January 17, 1949 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


American sculptor Henry Hering studied in New York, under Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and later in Paris. He married sculptor Elsie Ward, who then gave up her own career to assist her husband. He was mainly known for his architectural sculptures and his Art Deco style. He is further remembered in relation to the unfortunate crash of an American B-25 military airplane into New York City's Empire State Building in 1945, when 14 people were killed. The largest sections of the plane remained lodged in the building between the 78th and 80th floors. However, one engine regrettably landed in Hering's top floor penthouse studio, located in a building near the crash.

The National Sculpture Society later created the Henry Hering Award, which since 2000 is presented for outstanding collaboration between architect, owner and sculptor in the distinguished use of sculpture in an architectural project.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours Championship Medal for Golf
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