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Paul Vincze

Full name: Paul Vincze
Gender: Male
Born: August 15, 1907 in Galgagyörk, Pest, Hungary
Died: March 5, 1994 in Magagnosc, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions


Hungarian-born Paul Vincze first studied at the Budapest State School of Arts and Crafts and then in Roma from 1935-37. The ethnic Jew immigrated to Britain in 1937, just before the Nazis began persecuting Jews in Italy, becoming a British citizen in 1948. After marrying a French woman, Emillenne “Betty” Chauzeix, in 1958, he lived mostly in southern France.

Vincze, a sculptor and medalist, reached a high degree of popularity, particularly based on his medals of famous personalities like Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, Pope Paul VI. and others. His reputation was greatly enhanced by the two medals struck to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. He also designed many British official coins.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 40 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 40 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Design for a Sports Medal (Plaster)
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