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HERMANT, Léon

France 1866 - Chicago, United States 1936

Monument à l'Expédition en Russie septentrionale (1919)

Polar Bear Expedition Monument

1930

stone (?)

statue

Photo credit: ph. Wikimedia/Bolandera

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Provenance

  • September 1918-July 1919, The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sent the Polar Bear Expedition to Russia in response to requests from the governments of Great Britain and France to join the Allied Intervention in North Russia (also known as the North Russia Campaign)
  • 1930, 30 May, The remains of 56 ANREF soldiers were eventually re-buried in plots surrounding the Polar Bear Monument by sculptor Leon Hermant in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Michigan in a ceremony on May 30, 1930

Bibliography

  • Artist's Wikipedia entry (accessed 22 December 2015)