Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté

Canadian (1869 - 1937)

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté's estimated art value is C$300,000 (*)

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$100,000 - C$500,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937) was C$383,500 - paid for "La vieille église de Sherbrooke Est par temps de neige" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 25, 2016. has 310 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$100,000 to C$500,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté's first visit to France was from 1891 - 1894. He returned from 1897 to mid-July 1907, living in Paris almost continuously, and only returned to Quebec briefly twice during this period. In Paris, he took life drawing classes and mastered the medium of pastel, which he used frequently between 1899 and 1902. His paintings often began as pastels to study colour values, but he also used pastels for finished works. Within his oeuvre, figurative work was prominent, from formal portraits to more natural poses. In this exquisite work, Suzor-Coté captured the illusion of reality in the young woman's delicately modeled features, glowing skin and eyes. He used contrasting techniques in her face and clothing and, as Laurier Lacroix writes, "The pastels, whether stumped or applied with bold strokes, create the illusion of tactility, with no attempt to hide the technique employed." The use of light is warm and dramatically lights up the figure against the dark background. Suzor-Coté gained considerable recognition in France by exhibiting at the annual Paris Salons, beginning in 1894, showing pastels and drawings as frequently as oils. He must have considered this work one of his finest, as he exhibited it in the 1906 Paris Salon.

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