Eugène Bourgoin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMarie Joseph Eugène•Bourgoin
Used nameEugène•Bourgoin
Born12 February 1880 in Reims (Rheims), Marne (FRA)
Died30 October 1924 in Paris XVe, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Eugène Bourgoin first attended the School of Applied Arts in Reims and from 1900 the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Later he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. His niece Danièle Guyader-Follias became a well-known ballet dancer. Taken as a POW during WWI, Bourgoin never forgot the faces of the wounded and the captured, and in their honor he built several monuments after the war throughout France. His works also included portraits, historical and religious themes, sacral gold work, but also lamps, tables, and jewelry. He died only a few months after the end of the 1924 Paris Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Eugène Bourgoin
Sculpturing, Open (Olympic) AC