""joan Of Arc" Sculpture By Georges Salendre""Joan of Arc praying" sculpture in Burgundy stone, from the mid-20th century, signed on the G SALENDRE base. Perfect state of presentation. The height shown includes the base. Born in 1890 in Romanèche-la -Montagne (Ain) Georges Salendre died in Lyon in 1985. This sculptor was awarded a First Prize from the School of Fine Arts in Lyon in 1913, seriously injured during the 1st World War, he joined the resistance in 1940. Producing numerous monuments to the glory of the soldiers who died for the France, he is the author in 1948 (with the architect Louis Thomas) of the "Stone watchman" place Bellecour. Grand prize at the International Sculpture Exhibition in Paris in 1937, his subjects are also inspired by contemporary political figures, scenes from life or religion. In 1950 Georges Salendre was appointed Officer of the Legion of Honor for his actions in the resistance.