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John Johansen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJohn Christen•Johansen
Used nameJohn•Johansen
Born25 November 1876 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
Died23 June 1964 in New Canaan, Connecticut (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Painter John Christen Johansen was born in Denmark, but married the American painter Jean MacLane. Their son John MacLane Johansen later became a well-known architect. John Christen became a well-known portraitist and studied in Cincinnati and Chicago from 1901-11. In 1919, he moved to Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian, and learned academic techniques while being exposed to the ideas of modernism.

Johansen’s portraits included many well-known and high-ranked politicians in the US. He also painted the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, ordered by the US Government. He combined luministic, tonalistic, and impressionistic styles and specialized in landscapes, portraits, and interior scenes. His son John M. Johansen was to become one of America’s most famous architects.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA John Johansen
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA John Johansen
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA John Johansen
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Painting, Drawings And Water Colors, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge

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