Maisons de pêcheurs à Port-Gwenn, Bretagne

In 1897, Suzor-Coté returned to Paris, where he remained this time until 1907, a stay interrupted by two visits to Quebec. He enrolled in the academies Julian and Colarossi, while traveling to seek new subjects. He went to the Auvers region, to Normandy, then to Brittany, in particular to the village of Port-Blanc, as well as to the Basque Country. It was during this second stay that he acquired the style, by which he would become known, which combines a fine observation of the variations of light, realistic drawing, a preference for bright and saturated colors, and the use of a generous pictorial material. His paintings present themselves with some of the formal characteristics of Post-Impressionism, applied however to rural subjects: landscapes and genre scenes.

Translated from a French text of: Laurier Lacroix, “SUZOR-COTÉ, MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY (baptized Hypolite-Wilfrid-Marcaurèle Côté),” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 16, Université Laval/University of Toronto, 2003– , accessed Sept. 2, 2022,

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Marc-Aurèle De Foy Suzor-Coté (1869 - 1937)

Maisons de pêcheurs à Port-Gwenn, Bretagne, 1906

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Oil on panel

  • Time

    Fine Canadian Art

  • Dimensions

    14,9 x 13,3 cm | 5,7'' x 8,2''

  • Dimensions with frame

    38 x 45,7 cm | 15'' x 18''

  • Signed

    Signed and dated lower right, signed, dated and titled on verso

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