Cot, Pierre-Auguste

BORN 17 Feb 1837, Bedarieux, Hérault - DIED 1883, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 19)

Pierre-Auguste Cot studied at the école des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse before he went to Paris. There he was taught by Léon Cogniet, Alexandre Cabanel and William Bouguereau. In 1863 he debuted at the Salon in Paris and in the 1870s his work became popular. He won several prizes and he was made Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1874. His painting "Le Printemps" (1873) is at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

He married the daughter of his patron the sculptor Francisque Duret. His own daughter Gabrielle was painted by Bouguereau around the time she married the architect Zillin. Among his students were Ellen Day Hale and Anna Klumpke. Cot died in 1883 in Paris, aged 46.

Related persons
• was pupil of Bouguereau, William
• was pupil of Cogniet, Léon
• has a connection with Duret, Francisque Joseph
• was teacher of Klumpke, Anna


The grave of Francisque Joseph Duret and Pierre-Auguste Cot at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


• Gabrielli, Domenico, Dictionnaire Historique du Père-Lachaise, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Éditions de l'Amateur, Les, Paris, 2002
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Pierre Auguste Cot - Wikipedia

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Published: 31 May 2023
Last update: 31 May 2023