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Folmer Bonnén

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFolmer•Bonnén
Used nameFolmer•Bonnén
Born17 February 1885 in Randers (DEN)
Died10 October 1960 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
NOC Denmark


Danish painter Folmer Bonnén went to the Zahrtmann School from 1906-08 and débuted in 1907 at the Artists’ Autumn Exhibition. In 1909 he co-founded the artist group De Tretten (The Thirteen). Bonnén painted with strong and bold coloring, later changing his palette in line with his support of a national art. He experimented with fresco and invented a new technique in which casein colours were painted on the cement. Beginning in 1918 he managed a private painting school.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions DEN Folmer Bonnén
Painting, Open (Olympic) AC