Key Sport Works & World Influence

Roald Bradstock – “THE OLYMPIC PICASSO” – 2003 SPORT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Artist Biography | Style & Inspiration | Key Sport Works & World Influence

“I want to bridge sport and art and bring the Olympics and Paralympics closer together.” ~ Roald Bradstock

Struggle for Perfection

Struggle for Perfection

1984 & 1988

Represents Great Britain in javelin throwing at the Olympic Games
1985
Breaks British 90m “Old Rule” javelin record with throw of 91.40m/299’ 10”
1986
Breaks world 80m “New Rule” javelin record with throw of 81.74m
Hurdle Jumpers Sequence

Hurdle Jumpers Sequence

1994

Recognition by American Council on Exercise of invention of an exercise system
1999
Ampersand merit Award, National Art League Exhibition, New York
Best- in-Show, National Sports Art competition, Florida
First Place, USOC Sport Art competition
Breaks world 80m “New Rule” javelin record with throw of 81.74m
Doll

Doll

2000

United States Olympic Committee Sport Art Competition winner
2003
Sport Artist of the Year Award, the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama
2006
Founding member, Art of the Olympians (AOTO)
Presents plan for 2012 London Olympic Games art events
2009
Workshop series through the Youth Sport Trust in the United Kingdom
2010
At age 47, breaks UK javelin throwing distance records for his age group (45-49) to qualify for the UK Championships, June 2010, and the UK Veterans Championships, July 2010
Surfer

Surfer

 

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