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Giovanni Stradone

Full name: Giovanni Stradone
Gender: Male
Born: November 10, 1911 in Nola, Napoli, Italy
Died: February 6, 1981 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Painter Giovanni Stradone earned the silver medal at the 1948 Art Competitions in London for his work Il ciclista in pista (Cyclist on the Track) in the category Paintings. He was a noted typical Italian expressionist, but sent in several rather neo-cubist works depicting track cycling, and Fausto Coppi in particular. Stradone was an avid cyclist himself. Later his style showed an increasing degree of abstraction, eventually only reflecting moods and feelings.

As a youngster living in Rome, he often went to the Borghese Museum, copying the works of old masters like Raphael. After graduating from high school, he studied law following his parents’ wishes but never worked in this field. At the same time he also developed a keen interest in entomology. Initially, he belonged to the so-called “Roman School” before he had his breakthrough in the 1940s as an expressionist. In 1950 he created a scandal by exhibiting his painting “L’apoteosi di Bartali”, another famous Italian cyclist, at the Biennale in Venezia. Later, he was rediscovered as a member of the “Roman School”. His last major exhibitions were held in between 1978 and 1981, shortly before his sudden death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Italy ITA 2 Silver
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Italy ITA AC
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Italy ITA AC

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Italy Final Standings 2 Le Pistard
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Cyclist (Pen and wash)
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Cyclist (Line drawing)
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