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Frantz Jourdain

Full name: Calixte Raphaël Ferdinand Marie "Frantz" Jourdain
Other name(s): Thomas Graindorge
Gender: Male
Born: October 3, 1847 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: August 22, 1935 in Paris, Paris, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions


Frantz Jourdain was a French architect who began studying at the École des Beaux Arts Paris in 1866. Due to the outbreak of the German-French War in 1870, he never graduated. In 1881 he built l’Imprimerie Nouvelle dans le rue Cadet, and during 1883-91 he several other Paris factory buildings. In his auto-biographical novel L 'Atelier Chantorel, published in 1892, he harshly criticized the French educational institutions for art. As an advocate of Art Nouveau, he was also active in the fields of social housing, public education and art in schools. He is the father of Francis Jourdain (1876-1958), a well-known furniture designer and interior designer. In 1903 Frantz Jourdain founded the Salon d’Automne, which included applied art and architecture equal to fine arts, and was its first president. His best known building in Paris is the department store La Samaritaine, constructed before World War I and completed in the early 1930s. Frantz was a close friend of writer Émile Zola.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 64 Stockholm Art Competitions Mixed Architecture France FRA AC

Mixed Architecture

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 64 Stockholm Art Competitions France Final Standings AC
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