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Naoya Takei

Full name: Naoya Takei
Original name: 武井 直也
Gender: Male
Born: June 16, 1893 in Okaya, Nagano, Japan
Died: February 5, 1940 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Art Competitions


In 1914 Naoya Takei left his hometown and moved to Tokyo. One year later he was admitted to the sculpture class of Tokyo Art School. In 1918 he was awarded first prize at the Inten exhibition and subsequently graduated from Tokyo Art School. In 1924 Takei went to France and lived in the same village as Japanese sculptor Takashi Shimizu and in Paris for three years. There, he became a student of French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and brought a modern French influence into Japanese sculpturing. In 1932 he joined the Japan Art Academy Group and in 1936 formed the Japanese Sculptors Association. Aged only 1947, he died suddenly at the University of Tokyo Hospital of typhoid.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 39 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Japan JPN AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 39 Los Angeles Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC A Leap
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