Charles Huot, painter (b at Québec City 1855; d there 28 Jan 1930). The director of the École normale Laval in Québec organized a subscription fund to help him enrol in 1874 at Paris's École des beaux-arts; he spent much time there in the studio of painter Alexander Cabanel and won a silver medal. The French government bought his painting, Le Bon Samaritain
, during the Universal Exposition of 1878. In 1898 he finally returned to Québec and produced works for numerous churches throughout the province. He won a contract to decorate Québec's parliament building, and produced 2 large historical murals, Séance du premier parlement du Bas-Canada, le débat sur la langue
and Le Conseil souverain de 1663
; he also painted Je me souviens
for the ceiling of the Assemblée nationale, and Je puise mais n'épuise
for the massive library stained-glass window. He illustrated many books as well.