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)