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Art Competitions at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1932
Date Finished: August 14, 1932

Gold: USA Joseph Webster Golinkin
Silver: POL Janina Konarska-Słonimska
Bronze: GER Joachim Karsch


The jury in the painting category consisted of the following\: Reginald H. Poland (1893-1975), San Diego; John Christian Johansen (1876-1964), New York; Eugene Francis Savage (1883-1978), New York; David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974), Mexico; and Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942), Pasadena. All were well-known painters, sculptors and museum directors.

The division into three areas, which had been made in 1928 for the first time, was retained. These were supposed to be separated as follows\: … Paintings (in oil on canvas or cardboard); drawings and watercolors on paper or on the appropriate fabric, single or multi-colored; graphical art (engravings, lithographs, posters). Once again a connection with sport was required. A total of 322 artists took part with 665 exhibits from 19 countries.

US gold medalist [Joseph Webster Golinkin] published his graphic work Leg Scissors, a wrestling scene 1932 in the )Los Angeles Times) under the title Games Foster Competition in Genius. In 1936 he participated with two works on the art competitions in Berlin. Polish Silver medalist [Janina Konarska-Słonimska] ( Stadium ) was a graphic artist and sculptor. German artist [Joachim Karsch] won the bronze medal with Stabwechsel (Changeover). After the Russian Army had occupied his residence Groß Gandern in February 1945 and destroyed his works, he avoided abduction by committing joint suicide with his wife Liesbeth.

Four more artists received Honorable Mentions for their works. Among them was British [Gerald Spencer Pryse] with his work Greyhound Coursing. It is also not known how the works were evaluated. Some works are referred to as )hors concours) in the Official Report, and there is no further explanation for this category.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
1 Joseph Webster Golinkin 35 United States USA Gold Leg Scissors
2 Janina Konarska-Słonimska 32 Poland POL Silver Stadium
3 Joachim Karsch 35 Germany GER Bronze Stabwechsel
HM Armin Hansen 45 United States USA Over the Top
HM Eijiryo Naga Japan JPN A Wrestling Match of the Insects
HM Gerald Spencer Pryse Great Britain GBR Greyhound Coursing
HM Lewis Daniel 30 United States USA The Trail