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Louis Van Cutsem

Full name: Louis Van Cutsem
Gender: Male
Born: May 1909
Died: April 1992 in Evere, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Dutch sculptor Louis van Cutsem was an active resistance fighter against the Nazi dictatorship during World War II and granted shelter to Jewish families. He later devoted himself to designing sports sculptures, including Belgian great cyclist [Eddy Merckx], but also several boxers, including former European Champion Pierre Charles, fencers, rowers, archers and basketball payers. Van Cutsem became one of the most popular and important sports sculptors in Belgium, but he also created figures for neighbours and friends.

Van Cutsem studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint-Josse and Bruxelles after finishing his education as a stonecutter. His wife remained in his studio after his death until she died in 2004. The studio was later resurrected in Schaerbeeck by heritage specialist Philippe Debroe, who organized a permanent exhibition starting in 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Belgium BEL AC
1936 Summer Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Belgium BEL AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer Berlin Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings AC Motocycliste
1936 Summer Berlin Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings AC Tour de France
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