Paul Cezanne Timeline

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  • 1839 - c. 1906
    Life of French post-impressionist artist Paul Cézanne.
  • 19 Jan 1839
    Paul Cézanne is born in Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • Apr 1861
    Paul Cézanne moves to Paris to become an artist.
  • Nov 1862
    Paul Cézanne returns to Paris to pursue a career as an artist.
  • 1863
    Paul Cézanne has a single painting exhibited at the Salon des Refusés organised by the Paris Salon.
  • 1870
    Paul Cézanne retreats to the solitude of his family estate in southern France.
  • 1872
    Paul Cézanne begins to work alongside Pisarro at Pontoise and Auvers-sur-Oise.
  • 4 Jan 1872
    Paul Cézanne's son Paul is born.
  • Apr 1874
    Paul Cézanne has a painting in the first exhibition of independent artists in Paris, his 'House of the Hanged Man'.
  • 1877
    Paul Cézanne has 16 paintings shown in the Third Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1882
    Paul Cézanne finally has one of his paintings accepted by the Paris Salon, the only time this happens in his career.
  • 1886
    Paul Cézanne's father dies and he inherits the family estate in Aix-en-Provence.
  • Apr 1886
    Paul Cézanne marries his long-time mistress Marie-Hortense Fiquet.
  • 1889
    Paul Cézanne has a painting on show at the Universal Exhibition, his 'House of the Hanged Man'.
  • Nov 1895
    Paul Cézanne has his first solo exhibition of 150 works in Paris.
  • 1897
    Paul Cézanne has two works displayed in the Berlin National Gallery.
  • 1900
    Paul Cézanne's work is displayed at the Universal Exhibition.
  • 1904
    Paul Cézanne has an entire room dedicated to his work at the Salon d’Automne.
  • 23 Oct 1906
    Death of Paul Cézanne from a fever caught while painting in the rain.
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