Art Competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years. From 1912-1948, art contests were featured in Summer Games in Stockholm (1912), Antwerp (1920), Paris (1924), Amsterdam (1928), Los Angeles (1932), Berlin (1936) and London (1948), where artists competed for medals in the categories of painting, architecture, literature, music, and sculpting. Ireland competed in four of those summer games, and a total of thirty-one Irish artists (twenty-one men/ten women, most of them members of the Royal Hibernian Academy or the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art) participated in nine separate art contests and submitted forty-three works for competition.
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Culleton, Claire A (2014). Competing Concepts of Culture: Irish Art at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies(9) 24-34. doi: 10.24162/EI2014-4445. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/engpubs/136