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Pierre Auguste Cot

Pierre Auguste Cot


Personal Details


Pierre Auguste Cot

Place of Birth


Date of Birth

17 February 1837

Date of Death

July 1883






   He was born in Bedarieux, and initially studied at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse before going to Paris. He studied under Leon Cogniet, Alexandre Cabanel and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. From the 1870s, his popularity grew quickly. In 1874 he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He created several works of lasting popularity, including Le Printemps, featuring two young lovers sitting upon a swing, and The Storm. Both these paintings are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; The Storm belongs to the museum while Le Printemps is owned privately.

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Work done by Pierre Auguste Cot

Work done by Pierre Auguste Cot

   Cot also was renowned for his portraits, which made up the majority of his work. The more enduring figurative work, such as The Storm, is comparatively rare.