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Alfred Ost

Full name: Alfred Ost
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1884 in Zwijndrecht, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: October 9, 1945 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Born into a skipper's family, Alfred Ost developed his artistic talents after his family settled in Mechelen. His early work featured images from daily rural life, notably including horses and processions. During the First World War, Ost fled to the neutral Netherlands, where he developed his lithography skills. Returning to the Antwerp suburb of Borgerhout after the war, his works depicted more serious and emotional topics. Ost also worked as a primary school art teacher for many years. As the Second World War broke out, he moved in with colleagues in Borgerhout and Brasschaat, where he decorated the walls with immense charcoal drawings. Shortly after the end of the war, he died of cancer, which was complicated by pneumonia. Much of his work was donated to the Antwerp Zoological Society, where Ost had regularly displayed his works.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 36 Antwerpen Art Competitions Mixed Painting Belgium BEL 3 Bronze

Mixed Painting

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1920 Summer 36 Antwerpen Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings 3 Football Player
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