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Leon Sarteel

Full name: Leon Camille Sarteel
Gender: Male
Born: October 2, 1882 in Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: May 2, 1942 in Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Belgian sculptor Leon Sarteel lived and worked in Ghent, Belgium. He started as an apprentice at a woodcarver’s studio to add to the family income. For 10 years he attended evening and Sunday classes at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts until he received an award for sculpturing in 1908, which allowed him to work without financial pressure for some time. In 1929, he built his own Art Déco house, which also hosted his workshop. He mainly created bronze, marble, wood and gypsum sculptures and statues in Art Déco style. Sarteel changed styles from romantic realism to symbolism. In 1936, he took part in the Venezia Biennale and had various solo exhibitions in Belgium. Since he never took a job as an art teacher, he had to rely on the income from selling his works, which was difficult just prior and during World War II. His house with the atelier was restored by his son in 2001 and became a museum which is regularly visited.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Belgium BEL AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings AC Vers la vie
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