Born in Arthakaska, Quebec, Suzor-Coté studied with the art muralist Maxime Rousseau (1887) as well as under Leon Bonnat at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. While in Paris, France he also studied art under Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant at the Academie Julian (1890-1893) and at the Academie Colarossi, Paris. He painted widely in France where he was influenced by the Barbizon painters, the Impressionists, and Robin. While over seas, he traveled to England, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, and Scotland returning to Canada in 1908. Working in oil, pastel, charcoal, coloured chalk, pencil and occasionally bronze, many of his subjects included portraiture, figures, nudes, landscape, still life, historical and religious scenes. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1893 and extensively with the RCA in 1896-1932, and AAM in 1892-1935. A retrospective of his work was held at the MQ in 2002. His work can be scene in the collections of the AGO, EAG, MMFA, VAG, NCG and MQ.