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Juan Gavazzo

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJuan Manuel•Gavazzo Buchardo
Used nameJuan•Gavazzo
Born13 December 1888 in Gualeguaychú (ARG)
Died14 April 1965 in Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine (FRA)
NOC Argentina


Juan Gavazzo was a painter, decorator and sculptor, who lived in Paris from 1915-25. He was considered one of the main importers of Modern Art in Argentina. His paintings (portraits and still lifes) were marked by a strong use of color. Gavazzo studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid and the Académie Ranson in Paris. From 1925-52 he represented his home country in Europe as a Diplomat serving in Spain, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Yugoslavia. As a painter he received several awards in Argentina.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions ARG Juan Gavazzo
Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC