Jacques Maloubier

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJacques Pierre•Maloubier
Used nameJacques•Maloubier
Other namesPierre Valier
Born23 January 1920 in New York, New York (USA)
Died5 March 2001 in Southern Pines, North Carolina (USA)
NOC France


Jacques Maloubier was a French impressionist landscape artist who painted predominantly in the south of France and the United States. He had three entries in the 1948 Arts Competition, one in the Applied Arts event, while the other two entries were in unknown events. He grew up in Paris as the son of French author Eugène Maloubier, who had lived in the United States before returning to France in 1920. His younger brother Robert, called Bob (1923-2015), was a secret agent and saboteur for France during World War II.

In his youth, Jacques Maloubier was a member of the French national track and field team. Between 1937 and 1946 he had five podium finishes at the French Championships in the long jump and the 110 m and 400 m hurdles. In the 400 hurdles, he claimed his only French title in 1945, and in 1944 (#7) and 1946 (#9) he was in the top 10 on the world lists.

Maloubier studied art at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts, L’Ecole du Louvre and L’Atelier de la Grande Chaumiere, and then worked as an artist and teacher and was a member of several French Art Societies. In 1954 he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York for a couple of years with his wife, singer Jenny Collins. He was a versatile expressionist artist as a painter, muralist and graphic artist (illustrating books as well as designing fashion accessoires). He was well known as a teacher and lecturer in the US, France and various other countries, even appearing on TV. Under the pseudonym Pierre Valier he also designed restaurants.

The oil painting Lanceurs is said to have been created around 1940. It is part of the collection of the National Sports Museum.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Jacques Maloubier
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Applied Arts, Open (Olympic) AC