Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Kaunas
Kauno apskritis

Vilniaus gatvė 33
(Prezidentūros sodelis)

Antanas Smetona

Užulėnis 1874 - Cleveland, Ohio, 1944
First President of Lithuania from 4 April 1919 to 19 June 1920. He again served from 19 December 1926 to 15 June 1940 as the last President before the Societ occupation
(Wikipedia)
Alfonsas Vaura
1996

Kaunas /  Antanas Smetona   Kaunas /  Antanas Smetona

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

ANTANAS
SMETONA

Signature

On the pedestal: skulpt. a. vaura | arch. k. mikšys | 1996 m.

Annotation

The architect of the monument is Kęstutis Mikšys.

Prezidentūros sodelis - President's Garden

Kaunas was from 1918 to 1940 the capital of Lithuania (since the historic capital Vilnius then belonged to Poland). The former palace of the Governor of Kovno [Kaunas], built in 1846, served during this period as the Presendential Palace. In the courtyard (open for public) are since 1996 statues of the three presidents during this period of independency:
  1. Antanas Smetona, 1919-1920
  2. Aleksandras Stulginskis, 1920-1926
  3. Kazys Grinius, 7 June - 18 December 1926
  4. Aleksandras Stulginskis (2nd time), 19 December 1926.
  5. Antanas Smetona, (2nd time), 1926-1940

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 54°53'50" E 23°53'49"

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