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Guy Pené Du Bois

Full name: Guy Pené Du Bois
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Born: January 4, 1884 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 18, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


Known for satirical genre, especially of high society, Guy Pené DuBois was a prominent New York artist in the early 20th century, and was part of the group that broke with conventional approaches from the National Academy of Design.

His father, Henri Pené du Bois, was a noted critic, and his son grew up in a highly cultured atmosphere, in a literary circle. Guy was born into a well-to-do, intellectual New York family. He followed the traditional educational path for a young painter, studying first in New York under William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri in 1899-1905 before traveling to Europe for further training. His earliest paintings were street scenes drawn in free brushstrokes and dark colors. In 1906, because of the death of his father, Pené du Bois returned to the United States and worked as a newspaper music and art critic for a number of prestigious publications.

The subjects of Pené du Bois’ paintings were often members of society whom he gently satirized. After 1920 the majority of his work focused on middle- and upper-class people in fashionable restaurants and nightclubs, often portrayed in a satirical manner. The rounded, simplified figures of his subjects have been compared to mannequins or caricatures and convey Pené du Bois' critical attitude.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 48 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 48 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Approaching Storm, Racetrack
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