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Joachim Karsch

Full name: Joachim Karsch
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1897 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died: February 11, 1945 in Gądków Wielki, Lubuskie, Poland
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Joachim Karsch was a sculptor and graphic artist, who practiced Post-Expressionism. He grew up as an orphan and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Wrocław from 1911-14, then in Berlin. Because of a disability, he retired before World War I. By the mid-1930s Karsch was financially ruined. Nevertheless he won the bronze medal with his Drawing Stabwechsel (Changeover) at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in the category Paintings, Graphic Works.

In 1942 Karsch received a lucrative commission from the city of Gdynia (in German Gdingen/Gotenhafen). One year later his Berlin studio was completely destroyed by a bomb attack. After the Russian Army occupied his residence Groß Gandern in February 1945, destroying his works, he and his wife, Liesbeth, committed joint suicide to avoid deportation.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 35 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Germany GER 3 Bronze

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 35 Los Angeles Art Competitions Germany Final Standings 3 Stabwechsel
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