Stanley Morel Cosgrove was born in Montreal on December 23, 1911 and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. After his studies, Cosgrove spent several months in Gaspésie, then three summers in Charlevoix, in the company of Jean Paul Lemieux.
The year 1939 is important for the Montreal painter. He presented his first solo exhibition at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, then did the same with the Société d´art contemporain and at the Musée du Québec. Stanley Cosgrove died on April 28, 2002 at the age of 90.
Over a career spanning seventy years, he maintains a uniform artistic path, creating serene figurative representations and having as subjects: forests, women and still lifes.