Pierre-Auguste Cot (Bédarieux 1837 - Bédarieux 1883) was a French painter.
- From 1870 on, his popularity immensely grew. In 1874 he received the title 'Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur'. He was also asked to be a jury member of the painting festivals Salon de Paris and the Prix de Rome. 
Cot most famous paintings are "Le Printemps" and "The Storm".