Art@Site François Cogne Georges Clemenceau

François Cogne


Georges Clemenceau

Petit Palais
This impressive bronze statue of Clemenceau by the French sculptor François Cogne was erected in 1932 in front of the Petit Palais, Place Clemenceau. Georges Clemenceau is standing on a big rock, wearing a long army coat and a wind-blown scarf as well as tall army boots and helmet. A cane is resting on his right forearm and he is standing in a walking position.
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (1841 – 1929) was a French statesman, physician and journalist. He served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1908, and again from 1916 to 1920.
He is commonly nicknamed"Le Tigre" (The Tiger) and"Pere-la-Victoire" (Father Victory) for his determination as a leader during World War I.