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Painting, Drawings And Water Colors, Open

Date30 July – 14 August 1932
StatusOlympic
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 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 artist Lee Blair painted Rodeo, which won the gold medal. The silver medal was earned by his colleague Percy Crosby for Jackknife, a sports columnist and illustrator for the “New York Globe”. He also entered the arts competitions in 1936. The bronze medal went to Dutch painter Gerard Westermann for Horseman, who also participated in 1936.

Four artists received honorable mention for their works. Among them was Acee Blue Eagle, a well-known Pawnee Indian, who was an artist, educator, dancer, and flute player. 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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTitle
1Lee BlairUSARodeoGold
2Percy CrosbyUSAJackknifeSilver
3Gerard WestermannNEDHorsemanBronze
HMMarcel PrévostBELCoureurs
HMAcee Blue EagleUSAIndian Ball Game
HMGösta von HennigsSWEAcrobat Girl
HMJean JacobyLUXBefore the Goal