Born in Montreal on September 1st, 1908, Iacurto showed remarkable drawing skills at a very early age, since at the age of thirteen he exhibited at the Monument National. He studied drawing in 1922 under the direction of Edmond Dionet. At fourteen, he will be the youngest student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal, which opened in 1923.

He will meet Jean-Paul Lemieux and will be in the same class as Paul-Émile Borduas and Sylvia. Daoust. In 1927, Iacurto won several prizes and in 1928 received his teacher's diploma. In 1929, he obtained a scholarship for studies in Paris. In 1938, Iacurto settled permanently in Quebec City and began a series of portraits. He traveled to France in 1953 and Italy in 1956, where he painted the Vatican Gardens, and in Greece in 1964 where, at the request of the Canadian Ambassador Antonio Barrette, he made some paintings on the city of Athens.

Between 1965 and 1974, Iacurto taught painting and was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy. In 1974, he devoted himself entirely to his art and Professor Maurice Lebel pays him a special tribute in his book Souvenirs which Robert Choquette signs the preface. In 1988, while celebrating his 80th birthday, a retrospective of Intimate Faces drawings is held at Laval University and a biography of Iacurto is written by Hugues de Jouvancourt. In 1990, he was awarded a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy and, in 1991, he presided over the Quebec Carnival Painting Symposium, at the same time as Villa Bagatelle de Sillery presented a retrospective of the work from Iacurto which brings together nearly 40 oils, pastels, pencils, blood and watercolors made between 1922 and 1990.

The quality of the drawing, the attention to detail and the luminous character of his paintings distinguish the work of Iacurto and have been expressed under the charm that the city of Quebec has exerted on him as the region of Charlevoix. His works are on display at the Musée du Québec, the National Gallery of Ottawa, the Canadian Senate, the Quebec Parliament, the Old Quebec Seminary, the Citadelle, the Quebec City Hall and Laval University. 

 

He died in 2001 in Sainte-Foy at the age of 93.