Frederic Cotte

Born: 1917

Frederic Cotte. Sculptor. L’Annonciation, Quebec. Active mid-1970’s.

Frederic Cotte made “forms, figures, animals and other things as yard sculptures using ‘as found’ materials. His materials included metal car parts, pipes and stones. He occasionally asked a local welder to help put together his assemblies. His works were highly inventive and dramatic. He was first written about in Les Patenteux du Quebec.*


*Ref: Les Patenteux du Quebec. Louise de Grosbois, Raymonde Lamothe and Lise Nantel, Les Editions Parti Pris, Montreal, 1978.

Ref: Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).