Technique: Oil


Francesco Iacurto was born in 1908 and died at the age of 92.

He studied successively at the Monument National, at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.

In 1929, he obtained his diploma as a drawing teacher from the École des beaux-arts de Montréal where he subsequently taught for nine years, as well as for three years in different school boards.

Francesco Iacurto painted in many countries including: France, England, Italy where he was the only Quebec painter to be admitted to the Vatican gardens, Greece, the United States and almost everywhere in Canada. In addition to landscapes, he painted numerous portraits.

He was elected an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1946 and an academician in 1973.

The works of Francesco Iacurto are exhibited in various museums in Quebec and Ontario as well as in numerous companies in Quebec, at Laval University, at the Petit Séminaire de Québec and in the homes of a large number of individuals. He has also had several solo exhibitions in Quebec and Montreal. We find him in the "Who's Who" of American Art.


  • 1927 - Honorable Mention for the "Lord Wellington" competition, Ottawa, ON
  • 1928-1929 Quebec Stock Exchange
  • 1928 - Silver medal from the Consulate General of France
  • 1990 - Knight of the Order of Merit of Italy
  • 1991 - Knight of the National Order of Quebec
  • 1992 - Member of the Order of Canada

Media coverage

  • Calendar for the Canadian Cancer Society, 1996-1997 edition
  • Télé-Mag, Portrait of Iacurto, 1996
  • Calendar for the Quebec Historical Society, 1996
  • The St. Lawrence Islands, Henri Rivard, 1995 edition; Magazin' Art , fall 1993 edition
  • Radio-Canada Television, 1987-1988-1992
  • "The Collector", 1979-1989-1991


  • La Laurentienne Insurance Company
  • Citadel of Quebec
  • Jacques Francoeur Foundation
  • Quebec Courthouse
  • Montreal Courthouse
  • Toronto Daily Mail newspaper
  • Parliament of Quebec
  • Senate of Canada
  • Quebec City Hall
  • Canadian Institute
  • Laval University, Quebec
  • University of Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Rideau Hall, Ottawa
  • St-Sacrement Hospital, Quebec
  • Garrison Circle, Quebec
  • Jeffrey Hale Hospital, Quebec
  • Daishowa, Quebec


  • National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec
  • Pierre Boucher Museum
  • Trois-Rivières Museum
  • Museum of French America
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Augustines Museum
  • La Baie Museum, Saguenay