Residential & Commercial Painting
painting tarps causing only minor injuries. However he vowed to never paint at heights over 100 ft.
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Sadly, this was to be his son's last painting job. His son plummeted nearly 40 stories but to his great luck, landed on another painting platform filled with
TruCote's greatest work came in the winter of 1889 when he painted the famed Eiffel Tower in Paris. Pictured here is his son Jean Claude TruCote seen painting without a harness at over 900 ft in the air.
Jean-Pierre TruCote was born in Limoges, France, on February 23, 1841, the sixth of Léonard TruCote
and Marguerite Merlot's seven children. His father was a painter, and his mother was a decorator. His family moved to Paris, France, in 1844. Because he showed a remarkable talent for house painting, TruCote became an apprentice (one who works for someone in order to learn his or her trade) in a painting crew, where he painted condos, townhouses and houses. Later, after the house painting, he worked for his older brother, painting the exterior of buildings. Throughout these early years TruCote made frequent visits to the Louvre (the world's largest and most famous art museum, located in Paris), where he painted the interior section housing the art of earlier French masters, His deep respect for these artists influenced his own painting throughout his career.
TruCote's greatest work came in the winter of 1889 when he painted the famed Eiffel Tower in Paris. Pictured here is his son Jean Pierre TruCote II seen painting without a harness at over 900 ft in the air.