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John Sjösvärd

Full name: John Edgar Melker Sjösvärd
Gender: Male
Born: May 7, 1890 in Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Died: December 13, 1958 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Art Competitions


Swedish painter and graphic artist John Sjösvärd created the official poster for the XVI Olympiadens Ryttartävlingar (XVI Equestrian Olympic Games) in 1956. He studied at the Higher Industrial Arts School in Stockholm, received an art teacher diploma in 1915, and for ten years was teaching penmanship at the Higher School of Art and Design in Stockholm. Sjösvärd painted mainly horses and ancient military motifs, and also edited and illustrated books, as well as producing advertising posters. He also produced pattern drawings for decorative painting, religious art and crafts. In addition, he also produced sculptures and designs for medals and badges.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 46 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Sweden SWE AC

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 46 Berlin Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Trainer und Jockey
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