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August Babberger

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAugust•Babberger
Used nameAugust•Babberger
Born8 December 1885 in Hausen im Wiesental, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died3 September 1936 in Altdorf (SUI)
NOC Germany

Biography

Babberger was educated by a master painter and applied unsuccessfully for admission to the Art Academy in München. But he also studied in Darmstadt, and even received a scholarship to attend the International Art School at Firenze. Later, he worked primarily as a landscape painter in Switzerland. In 1920 he became a professor at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe and led this institution from 1923-30. As an Expressionist, in the Nazi era he was considered a “degenerate” artists and lost his job. He went to Switzerland, where he died soon after in 1936. Babberger was married to the rear glass painter and poet Anna Maria Tobler.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER August Babberger
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER August Babberger
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC