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George Kratina

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameK. George•Kratina
Used nameGeorge•Kratina
Born13 February 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died28 February 1995 in Chatham, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

American sculptor George Kratina was of Czech descent and was trained by his father at the Sculptors Guild. He then studied at Syracuse University and in Yale. In 1938, one of his early sculptures won the Prix de Roma and he later completed his studies with the associated scholarship in Roma. He worked as a design and sculpture professor at Cooper Union in New York City and later became a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he taught sculpture and design to engineering and architecture students. Kratina created large sculptures in wood, bronze, enameled steel, and aluminum. Kratina was the same artist as the American sculptor listed in the catalog as K. George in 1932. Crew member was obviously the portrait of a rower, because Kratina was a successful rower himself even at his universities.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA George Kratina
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA George Kratina
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC