Vaughn Flannery

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBert Vaughn•Flannery
Used nameVaughn•Flannery
Born6 October 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky (USA)
Died25 December 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
NOC United States


Vaughn Flannery designed the logo of the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was a painter and was inspired in his childhood by his mother, an amateur artist. Being engaged in horse breeding and harness racing, he mainly painted horses in their natural surroundings. Flannery studied in Chicago and initially worked in advertising. He later lived in Darlington, Maryland.

Flannery painted Ten Broeck in oil on canvas (43.5 x 61.3 cm). The painting was acquired in 1930 by the Phillips Memorial Gallery (now Phillips Collection) in Washington, DC, and is still there today. “Ten Broeck” (1872-87) was an American thoroughbred racehorse who won numerous prominent races and was later inducted into the US Racing Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA Vaughn Flannery
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC