He did many horse and gun works of art, shown here is one of the few pieces that vary from his basic theme of horses & guns.
For the first four decades of competition, the Olympics awarded official medals for painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and music, alongside those for the athletic competitions. From 1912 to 1952, juries awarded a total of 151 medals to original works in the fine arts. Arts, along with athletics, were a part of the modern Games nearly from the start. At the 1952 games in Helsinki it was determined that all the artists were professionals and therefore, disqualified from Olympic competition. (unlike current day sports professionals?)
Starting in Olympia in 776 B.C. the game(s) consisted of a single footrace that was run naked and shoeless, the games took place every four years, comprising both sporting events and religious rituals honoring Zeus.
We've added events and eliminated events, but we can still remember the great Olympic champions of art like the Renaissance man Walter Winans and Britain’s John Copley, winner of a silver medal in the 1948 engravings and etchings competition, at age 73 making him the oldest Olympic medallist in history!