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Jan Martel

Full name: Jean René "Jan" Martel
Gender: Male
Born: March 5, 1896 in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
Died: March 16, 1966 in Paris, Paris, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Joël Martel.


Jan and his twin brother [Joël Martel] participated in the sculpturing category at the 1948 London Olympic Games in the Art Competitions, Jan with Polo Player (Plaster) and Joël with Bicycling Trophy (Aluminium). They were among the founding members of the Union des Artistes Modernes, and were both best-known for their ornamental sculptures, statues, monuments and fountains displaying characteristics typical of the Art Déco and Cubist periods, which included a monument to the great French composer and musician Claude Debussy. Their avant-garde sculptures for their four concrete Cubist )trees) designed for a garden setting at the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris became especially well-known. Both died in 1966, about six months apart from one another, Jan in an accident and Joël as the result of a long struggling illness.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 52 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues France FRA AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 52 London Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Polo Player (Plaster)
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