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.