John Lundqvist

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee
Full nameJohan Anders "John"•Lundqvist
Used nameJohn•Lundqvist
Born2 October 1882 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
Died2 June 1972 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden


After completing an apprenticeship as an ornament sculptor Swedish sculptor John Lundqvist studied at the Technical Schools of Stockholm and København (Copenhagen) and from 1913 at the Académie Colarossi in Paris where Auguste Rodin encouraged him. Lundqvist furthered his education in København and Italy. Living again in Paris from 1919-27 Lundqvist was inspired by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and Gothic sculptures. He also fashioned his work after the Swede Carl Milles. Lundqvist later took up residence in Stockholm. In the 1930s and 1940s, he worked as a consultant in various city and state institutions. He produced mostly ecclesiastical sculpture adornments, such as the The Resurrection Monument at the Holy Cross Chapel of the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm. He also created the crucifix gilded figure of Christ inside the chapel. Additionally, he designed secular sculptures and fountains. For the 1936 art competitions he was a member of the jury.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions SWE John Lundqvist
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions SWE John Lundqvist
Sculpturing, Medals, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Reliefs, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge