Pinchart, Rene

(1891-1970) – Belgian Olympian in fencing and gymnastics (1920). Emigrated to the U.S. to become fencing master of the New York Fencers Club. Coach of the U.S. Olympic team (1928, ’32, ’48, ’52). Among his pupils were Lt. George Calnan, Joseph Levis, Maria Cerra Tishman, Daniel Bukantz, Nat Lubell, Helena M. Dow, and many other national champions and Olympians. The national Under-19 men’s foil trophy is presented in his memory (1971).

Coach Rene Pinchart and Joe deCapriles, 1948 Olympics


Olympic Coach, NY¬†Fencers’ Club coach Rene Pinchart with fencing student and pianist, Eugenia Buxton,¬† and his wife Ludwina


Mariette Pinchart lunging at her father, Rene Pinchart