Pierre Auguste Cot

Pierre Auguste Cot

Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883) was a painter of the academic classicism school in France.

Pierre Auguste Cot Summary:

  • He studied at the l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, France before moving to Paris.
  • Following his debut at the Salon in 1863, he found immediate success.
  • He married the daughter of his patron, sculptor Francisque Duret.
  • He received numerous awards and medals, including the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1874.
  • His work consists of mythological and allegorical images but is most renowned for his portraits.

Pierre Auguste Cot Famous Paintings:

  • Springtime (1873)
  • The Storm (1880)
  • The Bohemian (1871)
  • Ophelia (Pause for Thought) (1870)
  • Pisan Girl with Basket of Oranges and Lemons (1871)
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (1881)

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