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Walter Linck

Full name: Walter Linck
Other name(s): Waldemar Linck
Gender: Male
Born: February 3, 1903 in Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Died: January 3, 1975 in Reichenbach, Bern, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions


Swiss sculptor Walter Linck was the son of painter Ernst Linck. From 1916-1920 he received his education at the Bern trade school and at the School of Applied Arts in Zürich, studying metalwork. From 1921-26 Linck studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, there studying sculpture. He moved in 1928 to Paris and worked as a figure and portrait sculptor, staying until 1932. Through 1939 he lived and worked alternately in Paris and Bern.

In 1943 Linck destroyed most of his work and at that time began to use only metals. He created wire sculptures and structures made of elastic steel bands. In 1959 Linck participated in documenta 2 in Kassel. In the 1960s and 1970s he created numerous large-scale steel sculptures.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 45 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Switzerland SUI AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 45 London Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings AC Don Quichote (Bronze)
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