Clovis Edmond Masson was a 19th century French sculptor. Born in Paris in 1838, Masson was a pupil of the sculptor Antoine Louis Barye, as well as a pupil of Rouillard and Santiago.
He exhibited his animalier sculpture regularly at the Salon from 1867 until 1909, starting in 1867 with the ‘Indian Tiger Hunt’ in plaster. Throughout this time, Masson entered 52 separate sculptures, mostly of wild animals and large cats.
His work is often playful and inventive with a certain licence from his mentor, Barye. Casts vary in quality but are often of quite a high standard, being cast in bronze by the Thiebault and Susse Freres foundries in both lost wax and sand-cast forms.
Examples of his works are in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and the Museum of Nimes in France.
His son Jules- Edmond Masson also became a sculptor and studied under his father.
Clovis Edmond Masson died in Paris in 1913.