canadian impressionist

  • Lilas Canadien (Lilacs), 1897

    The exquisite Suzor-Coté, Lilas Canadien, painted shortly before Suzor returned to pursue his studies in Paris, demonstrates the aesthetic effect of technique the artist learned from one of his masters in Paris, the important Barbizon painter Henri Harpignies.

  • When Suzor-Coté returned to Arthabaska in June of 1894 after three years of art study in Paris it was clear that he was doing so as an artist truly accomplished in his field. In fact it is noteworthy that he was honoured with the acceptance of work to exhibit at the Salon de la société des artistes français, an important annual juried exhibition. Certainly one of the finest Suzor-Coté paintings of 1894 that we have sold, "Still Life with Lilies", will attest to his level of mastery at the date.