Paul Cézanne is born in Aix en Provence.
Claude Monet is born in Paris.
Berthe Morisot is born in Bourges.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born in Limoges.
Son Léon born to Suzanne Leenhoff and Edouard Manet.
Vincent van Gogh is born in Groot Zundert, a Dutch village near the Belgian border.
Georges Seurat is born in Paris.
In Paris, Cézanne fails the Ecole des Beaux-Arts entrance exam.
Salon des Refusés opens Jan. 15, exhibiting works refused by the Paris Salon.
Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe creates a scandal at the Salon des Refusés.
Manet paints Olympia with Victorine Meurent as model.
Manet's Olympia exhibited at the Paris Salon is greeted by jeers and derision.
Manet paints Lunch in the Studio, of his son Léon and maid.
Renoir paints La Grenouillère at Chatou, a locale referred to in "Girl with a Watering Can."
Monet paints La Grenouillère alongside Renoir.
Franco-Prussian War interrupts Impressionist exhibitions.
Manet paints Repose, a portrait of Berthe Morisot holding a fan.
Monet paints Camille on the Beach at Trouville.
Claude Monet marries Camille Doncieux, his mistress and mother of his son.
Manet paints Berthe Morisot.
Monet paints Impression: Sunrise giving the new movement its name.
Art critic Louis Leroy first uses the term "Impressionism" derisively in a review.
Monet paints Camille in Field of Poppies, Argenteuil.
The first Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris. Monet, Morisot, and Renoir exhibit.
Renoir paints Ball at the Moulin de la Galette.
Renoir paints Girl with a Watering Can and The Swing.
The second Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris with 20 participants.
Monet paints Pond at Montgeron with Alice Hoschedé fishing, and The Hunt at Rottembourg.
Monet is alone with Alice at Rottembourg in December.
Ernest Hoschedé declared bankruptcy, deserts his family, loses the estate.
Alice Hoschedé gives birth to a son, Jean-Pierre, (Pierre in the story) August 20.
The third Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris with 18 participants. Cézanne joins.
Georges Rivière edits L'Impressionniste, a periodical defending Impressionism
Manet paints Plum Brandy at the café Nouvelle-Athènes.
Camille Monet gives birth to a son, Michel, in March, and becomes ill.
The Hoschedés and the Monets join households at Vétheuil.
The fourth Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris with 15 participants.
Morisot paints Eté, (Summer), two women in a rowing boat.
Renoir paints Oarsmen at Chatou
Camille Monet dies in September.
The fifth Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris with 18 participants.
Morisot paints two versions of the wet nurse with baby Julie.
The sixth Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris with 13 participants.
Manet becomes seriously ill.
Manet paints Suzon in Bar at the Folies-Bergère.
Manet is awarded the star of Chevalier of Legion of Honor.
The seventh Impressionist exhibition is held in Paris with 9 participants.
Monet leases house at Giverny, borrows money to move the two families.
Manet dies, April 30.
Durand-Ruel arranges a series of one-man exhibitions in his new gallery:
Monet in March, Renoir in April, Pissarro in May, Sisley in June.
Amadeo Modigliani is born in Leghorn, Italy.
Suzanne Manet auctions Manet's paintings.
Cézanne begins to paint Mont Sainte-Victoire near Aix-en-Provence.
Van Gogh paints The Potato Eaters, his first major painting, in Nuenen, The Netherlands.
Seurat paints A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
The eighth and last Impressionist exhibition, after which the group disperses.
Van Gogh paints the postman Joseph Roulin, two Portrait[s] of Armand Roulin, Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, The Yellow House, Gauguin's Chair, Madame Roulin, Still Life with Sunflowers, The Starry Night
Van Gogh dies at Auvers-sur-Oise at 37 years.
Monet acquires the house in Giverny and begins digging a pond.
Berthe Morisot dies at 54; George Seurat dies at 32.
Alice Hoschedé marries Claude Monet, July, after the death of Ernest Hoschedé.
Monet buys meadow to make a water garden at Giverny, plans a Japanese footbridge.
Monet first uses Japanese bridge as a painting subject.
Cézanne dies at 67 years.
Monet enlarges the water garden.
Monet burns thirty canvases.
Monet's water garden is devastated by flooding on the Seine and Epte.
Alice Hoschedé Monet dies at 66 years.
Modigliani meets Jeanne Hébuterne in Paris.
Jeanne (Giovanna) Modigliani born, November 29, Nice, France.
Renoir dies at 78 years.
Modigliani dies on January 24 of tubercular meningitis in Paris at 36 years.
Jeanne Hébuterne, 8 months pregnant, commits suicide, January 26, 4:00 am at 21 years.
Monet begins the large Nymphèas series now in l'Orangerie, Paris.
Claude Monet dies at Giverny at 86 years.