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Marian Brackenridge

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMarian•Brackenridge
Used nameMarian•Brackenridge
Born16 April 1903 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Died17 March 1999 in Sonoma, California (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

American sculptor Marian Brackenridge was known for religious sculptures and figure groups. She grew up in Pasadena and then studied sculpture at the Art Students League in New York City. She later returned to California, where she was educated, amongst others, by Alexander Phimister Proctor. Brackenridge settled in Santa Barbara and started as assistant to Ettore Cadorin (1876–1952). From 1941 she lived in “La Brenta”, a house in Sonoma where she had a studio. Brackenridge’s sculpture was influenced by the 16th century Italian sculptors. She mainly produced religious motifs, notably for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Also well-known are the plaques at stations of the legendary “Pony Express”. She mostly painted still lifes.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA Marian Brackenridge
Sculpturing, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC