Jean Louis Marcel Cosson (1878-1956)
Marcel Cosson was born in Bordeaux, France in 1878.
exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français where he won an honorable
mention in 1901 and a third place medal in 1911. He also showed his
work at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and at the
Salon des Tuileries.
Cosson painted the lives and lifestyles of
Paris. He was a Post-Impressionist in technique and style. His
fascination with theater is obvious by his vast number of works
depicting backstage scenes. He also loved the circus, and the cabaret.
He painted elegant men and women in typical costumes of the period.