Vue sur la riviere Bidassoa
oil on panel, 6" × 8"
Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937) Artist Biography
Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was a Canadian painter and sculptor. He was one of the first native-born Canadian artists whose works were directly influenced by the Old World's Impressionism of the 1860's.
Born in Arthabaska, Quebec in 1869, Suzor-Coté became an artist, like his father. He studied at the Collège du Sacré-Coeur, Arthabaska and later at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Léon Bonnat during the 1890s and at the Julian and Colarossi Academies where he studied painting and sculpture. Suzor-Coté exhibited his works in 1894 at the Salon des Artistes Français.
Returning to Quebec in 1908, Suzor-Coté established a studio in Montreal and created classic interpretations of Canadian landscapes. He produced many impressionist paintings of the Quebec landscape, as well as portraits, nudes, historical paintings and later sculptures. He was also interested in the play of light on snow and water.
Suzor-Coté became paralyzed in 1927 and in 1929, he moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, where he died on 29 January 1937.