Henri Jean Pontoy

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenri Jean•Pontoy
Used nameHenri Jean•Pontoy
Born5 February 1888 in Reims (Rheims), Marne (FRA)
Died12 January 1968 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône (FRA)
NOC France


Henri Pontoy, educated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, was one of the last representatives of the French school of neo-classical Orientalism, as he travelled a lot around Northern and West Africa, and these travels influenced his works deeply. Before WWII he visited Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, where he also was a professor of art in Fez. After the war he went to Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Henri Jean Pontoy
Painting, Open (Olympic) AC