Camille Pissarro and Eduoard Monet attended the Academie Suisse in Quai des Orfevres.
Paul Cezanne goes to Aix-en-Provence to study drawing.
Renoir meets Alfred Sisley.
Cezanne meets Pissarro at Academie Suisse.
Edgar Degas meets Edouard Manet.
Manet organizes an exhibition of his own works at Louis Martinet`s gallery in the boulevard des Italiens.
Salon jury announces the selections that have been made. Although Corot and Renoir were chosen, all 3 Manet paintings were rejected.
Manet, discouraged and angry destroys several of his works.
Bazille and Monet decide to share a studio.
Camille Pissarro moves to Pontoise. He continued to live there for many years and painted hundreds oh works depicting the beauty of the area.
Camille Corot and his former pupil Pissarro have an argument and stop associating with each other.
Salon accepts Manet,Pissarro,Renoir and Bazille. Monet and Cezanne are rejected.
Manet fights a sword duel with art critic Edmont Duranty after an argument. Duranty was wounded in the chest. But the 2 made up the next day. This incident is legendary in Montmartre area.
Renoir and Bazille are both enlisted to fight in the Franco Prussian war.
Alfred Sisley loses all financial support following his fathers death.
Cezanne moves to L'Estaque to avoid taking part in the war.
Pissarro moves to Brittany;Monet moves to London.
Fredric Bazille before the war : "As for myself, I'm sure not to get killed, I have too many things to do in this life."
He is killed in action.
A colector,Paul Durand-Ruel buys several paintings from Sisley, Degas and Monet.
The First Impressionist Exhibition is held.
The term "Impressionism" is used for the first time.
The Salon rejects Manet
Manet attempts to illustrate Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem 'The Raven' and has it published. It was later described as: "a huge folio of lithographed sketches by a French idiot named Manet, who must be the greatest and most conceited ass who ever lived."
Manet is rejected at the Salon.
Van Gogh is expelled from Goupil's school.
The third Impressionist Exhibition is held.
Renoir,Sisley and Pissarro organize a sale of their work but it is a failure.
Emile Zola, a critic well aquainted with the Impressionist group writes an article lampooning their ability and creativity.
The Salon accepts Manet and Renoir. Cezanne and Sisley are rejected.
Monet's wife suffers a painful death. Monet paints her during her last hours.
La Vie moderne stages an exhibition of decorated ostrich eggs, including several painted by Manet, Pissarro and Renoir.
The fifth Impressionist Exhibition is head. There are several disagreements;signs of a spilt in the Impressionist group. Cezanne, Monet, Renoir and Sisley refuse to participate.
Monet exhibits at the Salon for the last time.Later the same year he organizes an exhibition of his works but not one is sold.
Van Gogh moves to Etten.
The sixth Impressionist exhibition is held.The discontent in the Impressionist group worsens. Many artists refuse to participate because of the sudden emphasis on Realism. Degas was a huge success at the exhibition. Some blamed him for the split in the group. He later resigns from the group.
The movement now suffers a major setback due to the internal disputes.
Several one-man exhibitions are held by artists such as Monet and Renoir.
Manet's leg is amputated due to problems arising from a circulatory disease. He dies the same day at the age of 51.
The first major Impressionist exhibition in America is held. The works of Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley are included but fail to attract any attention.
An exhibition dedicated to Manet is held at Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Monet manages to paint 5 paintings in one day.
An exhibiton is held by a new group of artists including over 400 works that were rejected by the Salon. There are disputes and fights break out forcing the Polic to intervene.
Gaugin moves to Copenhagen.
American Impressionists invite European artists to participate in an exhibition. They ar reluctant and seem to of the opinion that the American artists have poor taste.
Van Gogh studies at the studio of academic painter Fernand Cormon.
The new "classical-style" Renoirs receive unfavorable reviews.
Cezanne gains an immense amount of money following his father's death.
Collector Durand-Ruel opens a gallery in New York.
Pissarro suffers an eye infection that persists till the end of his life.
Renoir suffers athritis.
Renoir has an attack of facial paralysis.
Following a hostile dispute with Gaugin in Arles, Van Gogh cuts off part of his ear and gifts it to a prostitute. Gaugin asks Theo van Gogh to come and tend his brother.
Van Gogh is sent to an asylum near Arles.
The Centennial Exhibition of French art is held and includes works of Pissarro,Monet,Cezanne and Manet.
A London Impressionist magazine "The Whirlwind" publishes it's first issue.
Vincent Van Gogh dies from a self-inflicted bullet wound.
Georges Seurat dies of an infection at the age of 32.
An Impressionst Exhibition organized with the assistance of Durand Ruel opens in Boston.
Manet's brother Eugene , husband of Berthe Morisot dies.
Caillebotte dies at the age of 46.
Pissarro exhibits nearly a 100 works at Durand-Ruel's gallery.
Berthe Morisot dies of pneumonia at the age of 54. She bequeaths her paintings to Degas, Monet and Renoir.
A large Monet exhibition is held at Durand-Ruel's gallery.
The American Art Association in New York holds a sale of works by Degas, Guillaumin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley .
Degas becomes heavily interested in the art of photography.
Durand-Ruel holds an exhibition of work by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley.
Renoir sells 'The Dance Lesson', a Degas painting that he had bought. Renoir and Degas drift further apart.
Sisley dies of cancer of the throat at his home in Moret-sur-Loing.
An exhibition of the International Society of Artists at the New Gallery in London includes works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Rodin.
Renoir receives The Legion of Honor,an award that Monet rejected years earlier.
Major Art critic Zola dies.
Renoir discovers 2 forgeries of his own works amongst Durand-Ruel's collection.
Pissarro dies at the age of 73.
Georges Viau,a dentist and an art collector is accused of being involved with the forgery of Renoir's works.
Cezanne dies at age 67.
Degas dies due to a stroke at the age of 83.
Renoir is promoted to Commander of the Legion of Honour
Renoir dies of pneumonia.
Durand-Ruel is awarded Legion of honor.He died a year later.
Mary Cassat dies at the age of 82.
Monet dies at the age of 86.