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Iacurto Francesco

Francesco Iacurto (1908-2001)

Born in Montreal, Quebec, of Italian parents, he began his studies in painting at the age of 12 at the Monument National of Montreal. In 1928 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montréal and later he studied in Europe at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris and the Colarossi. After his graduation he became a teacher at the Montreal Arts and Trades School and later with the Catholic School Commission. In 1938 he moved to Quebec City where he has painted scenes of the city, landscapes of the lower St. Lawrence, and many portraits. During his career he has exhibited in various centers in Europe. In Canada he has exhibited at the Royal Gallery, Montreal, Le Centre Culturel de Verdun, Quebec, Palais Montcalm and elsewhere. He is represented in many collections around the world. The Quebec Provincial Museum, Canadian Embassy in Greece, Canadian House at London (eng.) in United States, Italy, France and Switzerland. The Price Collection; Shell Collection; British American Collection; The National Gallery of Canada and many others.

                                                Source: A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Colin S. Macdonald, Vol 2.