Édouard Fraisse

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameÉdouard Charles•Fraisse
Used nameÉdouard•Fraisse
Born14 May 1880 in Beaune, Côte-d'Or (FRA)
Died13 September 1945 in Paris XIVe, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Édouard Fraisse studied under Barrias, Coutan, Chalpain and Vernon. He collaborated with Henry Demey on numerous medals and plaquettes that typically depicted figures and especially sports figures in action. They were considered to be some of the best and most prestigious plaque and medal makers in France during the 1920s and 30s. He also made statues and sculptures, however, and painted. Fraisse studied in Lyon and was a member of the Société des Artistes Français and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. In 1929 he was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor. In view of Fraisse’s extensive oeuvre of sports topics, it is not easy to identify the submitted works, as which of his medals have actually been shown in 1924 and 1928 is not known. The sculpture Athlete is probably a bronze statuette about 32 cm high, which was awarded in 1937 the gold medal in the Salon des Artistes Français. It had been created, however, around 1930.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Édouard Fraisse
Sculpturing, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Open (Olympic) AC
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Édouard Fraisse
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Medals And Reliefs, Open (Olympic) AC
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Édouard Fraisse
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC