Pierre Auguste Cot (February 17, 1837 - July 1883) was a French painter of the Academic Classicism school.

He was born in Bédarieux, 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.)

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. (From Wikipedia)

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Young Street Musicians c.1868 - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Young Street Musicians c.1868
Springtime - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Springtime
Le Printemps (Springtime) - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Le Printemps (Springtime)
The Storm - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
The Storm
Pisan Girl with Basket of Oranges and Lemons - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Pisan Girl with Basket of Oranges and Lemons
A Bather - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
A Bather
Pause for Thought (or Ophelia) - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Pause for Thought (or Ophelia)
La Bohemienne   The Bohemian - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
La Bohemienne The Bohemian
Dionysia - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Dionysia
Young Maiden Reading a Book - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Young Maiden Reading a Book
Little Lord Fauntleroy - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Ophelia - Pierre Auguste Cot - www.pierreaugustecot.org
Ophelia

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