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Albin Döbrich

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlbin•Döbrich
Used nameAlbin•Döbrich
Born7 January 1872 in Sonneberg, Thüringen (GER)
Died1945 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Albin Döbrich was a native German from Thuringia and artist of Art Nouveau. During the World War I, he was head of an industrial school in his native Sonneberg. From 1924-34, he designed for the Austrian porcelain manufactory Augarten, among other things, six figures of the Spanish Riding School. Two of them, Levade with Rider and Courbette, were posthumously submitted to the London Games. They are between 22.5 and 28 cm high with a weight of about 1 kg. The models were created around 1925. Döbrich had a very strong affinity for Lipizzaner horses - he studied them and their riders very thoroughly and created excellent and very elaborate groups of figures. The Polo Player was created in 1929 also for Augarten. At 21.5 cm and 0.8 kg, it is slightly smaller than the figures of the Spanish Riding School. According to the illustrations in the exhibition catalog, the submitted figures were unpainted. Döbrich also worked for other porcelain manufacturers, for instance for Rosenthal, also in alabaster and stone. He became a professor at the Art Academy in Wien (Vienna). His legacy is kept in the Museum of Applied Arts.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions AUT Albin Döbrich
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC