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Antoni Kenar

Full name: Antoni Karol Kenar
Gender: Male
Born: October 23, 1906 in Iwonicz, Podkarpackie, Poland
Died: February 19, 1959 in Zakopane, Małopolskie, Poland
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Polish Antoni Kenar studied at the College of Forest Products in Zakopane, and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa. He produced sculptures mainly from wood, ceramic works as well as drawings and water colors. Kenar also worked as an applied artist, decorating cruise ships and restaurants. In World War II, after the Warszawa Uprising in 1944, he was deported by the Nazis to work camps in Oberhausen and Essen. During this time almost his entire work got lost. After the war, Kenar was a dedicated teacher at his old school in Zakopane and later became the director of the Lyceum for Artistic Techniques, and shortly after his death the school was given his name. In 1958, he was appointed professor. His artistic work was increasingly limited by cancer. His sculpture Hockey Player received an “Honorable Mention” at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games in the art competitions, category mixed statues. Kenar, also a well-known mountaineer, was married to writer and educator Halina Micińska-Kenarowa.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Poland POL HM
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Poland POL AC
1948 Summer 41 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Poland POL AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Art Competitions Poland Final Standings HM Hockey Player

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Art Competitions Poland Final Standings AC Shooting (bronze)
1948 Summer 41 London Art Competitions Poland Final Standings AC Christiania (Wooden figure)
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