Simon Gate

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl Oscar Simon•Gate
Used nameSimon•Gate
Born10 March 1883 in Södra Fågelås, Hjo, Västra Götaland (SWE)
Died11 May 1945 in Orrefors, Nybro, Kalmar (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Carl Oscar Simon Gate was a painter, graphic designer, glass artist, and book illustrator and portraitist. He attended the Technical School from 1902-05 and then the Academy of Arts. Later he travelled to Denmark, France, Germany and Austria. From 1909, he focused on portrait and landscape painting, but also started to illustrate books and dime novels. In 1916, Gate joined Orrefors’ Glassworks, where he was artistic director until his death, and with his colleagues Edward Hald and glassblower Knut Bergqvist (1873-1953), he invented the so-called Graal glass (goblet glass). He and Hald were also prominent at the 1925 Paris World Exhibition, which was the international breakthrough for both of them. They also developed the Swedish variant of Art Deco and were considered the founders of Swedish glass art.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions SWE Simon Gate
Sculpturing, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions SWE Simon Gate
Sculpturing, Medals, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Medals, Open (Olympic) AC