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Painting, Graphic Arts, Open

Date30 July – 14 August 1932
LocationLos Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California
Participants7 from 5 countries
JudgeReginald PolandUSA
JudgeJohn JohansenUSA
JudgeEugene SavageUSA
JudgeDavid Alfaro SiqueirosMEX
JudgeBenjamin BrownUSA

The jury in the painting category consisted of the following: Reginald H. Poland (1893-1975), San Diego; John Christian Johansen (1876-1964), New York; Eugene Francis Savage (1883-1978), New York; David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974), Mexico; and Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942), Pasadena. All were well-known painters, sculptors and museum directors.

The division into three areas, which had been made in 1928 for the first time, was retained. These were supposed to be separated as follows: … Paintings (in oil on canvas or cardboard); drawings and watercolors on paper or on the appropriate fabric, single or multi-colored; graphical art (engravings, lithographs, posters). Once again a connection with sport was required. A total of 322 artists took part with 665 exhibits from 19 countries.

US gold medalist Joseph Webster Golinkin published his graphic work Leg Scissors, a wrestling scene 1932 in the )Los Angeles Times) under the title Games Foster Competition in Genius. In 1936 he participated with two works on the art competitions in Berlin. Polish Silver medalist Janina Konarska-Słonimska ( Stadium ) was a graphic artist and sculptor. German artist Joachim Karsch won the bronze medal with Stabwechsel (Changeover). After the Russian Army had occupied his residence Groß Gandern in February 1945 and destroyed his works, he avoided abduction by committing joint suicide with his wife Liesbeth.

Four more artists received Honorable Mentions for their works. Among them was British Gerald Spencer Pryse with his work Greyhound Coursing. It is also not known how the works were evaluated. Some works are referred to as )hors concours) in the Official Report, and there is no further explanation for this category.

1Joseph Webster GolinkinUSALeg ScissorsGold
2Janina Konarska-SłonimskaPOLStadiumSilver
3Joachim KarschGERStabwechselBronze
HMArmin HansenUSAOver the Top
HMHaruyoshi NagaeJPNA Wrestling Match of the Insects
HMGerald Spencer PryseGBRGreyhound Coursing
HMLewis DanielUSAThe Trail