Suzor-Coté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy (1869-1937)

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Suzor-Coté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy (1869-1937)

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1869-1937

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Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was born in Arthabaska County, Québec in 1869. A painter, sculptor and church decorator, he was primarily known for his landscapes of the thawing winter rivers of Arthabaska. As a young man he apprenticed with painter-decorator Joseph-Thomas Rousseau. Together, they created intricate decorations in several churches in and around Arthabaska. Looking to further his education in art, Suzor-Coté took the first of many trips to France in 1891.
Inspired by French painters like Jean-François Millet, Suzor-Coté began to focus on local farmers. In 1909, he recived a commission to paint Sir Wilfred Laurier. Suzor-Cote received many awards and distinctions, including the bronze medal at the 1900 Paris World Fair. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in Florida in 1937.

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