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Gra Rueb

Full name: Gerharda Johanna Wilhelmina "Gra" Rueb
Gender: Female
Born: September 4, 1885 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: December 26, 1972 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Art Competitions


A student of [Toon Dupuis], Gra Rueb lived in Paris for some years to learn from noted sculptor Émile-Antoine Bourdelle. Returning to Den Haag she became a profile producer of statues, busts and plaques. Noted works include a statue of the boy from "Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates" with his finger in a dyke (in Spaarndam) and busts of Queen Wilhelmina and her husband (Rotterdam City Hall). Rueb's most interesting work from an Olympic perspective is her 1928 memorial statue for [Frederik, Baron van Tuyll van Serooskerken], the first Dutch IOC member and first Dutch NOC president. It portrays a man giving the Olympic salute. This makes the statue slightly controversial, as the action resembles the Nazi salute.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Netherlands NED AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Netherlands Final Standings AC Boxeur
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