Rudolf Koch

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRudolf•Koch
Used nameRudolf•Koch
Born20 November 1876 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
Died9 April 1934 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen (GER)
NOC Germany


German calligrapher Rudolf Koch was educated as an engraver, painter and draftsman. He designed numerous font metrics, such as Gothic, fracture, chancery, but also Antiqua and italics, so-called script fonts for schools, and worked as a graphic artist, especially for the Insel-Verlag. Koch became one of the best-known German calligraphers ever. Koch taught at the Arts and Crafts School in Offenbach and after World War I, in 1918, opened a workshop, training pupils in typography, calligraphy, wood-cutting and other craft based skills. His other focus was the renewal of the church’s craft-plant.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER Rudolf Koch
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) AC