|1853||Birth of Vincent Willem Van Gogh, March 30, at the parsonage|
of Groot Zundert, a village in Dutch Brabant, near the Belgian
frontier. Eldest son of Pastor Theodorus, who came of an
ancient, much respected Calvinist family, amongst whom
we find clergymen, sailors, business men and art-lovers.
Three of Vincent's uncles were picture-dealers.
|1856|| Eugène Boudin meets young Claude Monet at Le Havre and|
guides his early efforts.
|1857||May 1: Birth of Theo, Vincent's favorite brother, who is to|
be his moral and material stand-by to the end of his days.
|1859||Monet and Pissarro meet in Paris. Birth of Seurat.|
|1860||Large-scale private exhibition in Paris of Modern Painting|
( Delacroix, Corot, Courbet, Millet).
|1861|| Edouard Manet shows for the first time at the Salon, and|
meets Baudelaire. Paul Cézanne's first stay in Paris.
|1862|| Monet, Renoir and Sisley meet in Paris at Gleyre's studio.|
Degas paints his first horse races at Longchamp.
|1863||Salon des Refusés. Sharp attacks on Manet. Death of Delacroix.|
|1864|| Pissarro exhibits at the Salon, figuring as "Corot's pupil."|
Birth of Toulouse-Lautrec at Albi.
|1865||Studies at the Provily boarding-school in the neighboring|
town of Zevenbergen until 1869.
|1865||Manet exhibits "Olympia."|
|1866|| Renoir and Sisley paint together at Marlotte (Forest of|
|1867||Paris World's Fair. Extreme severity of the Salon jury:|
all the Impressionists are rejected, except Degas. Death of
Baudelaire and Ingres. Birth of Pierre Bonnard.
|1869||July 30: Employed at the Goupil art-gallery at The Hague,|
then at Brussels. Reads much and visits museums.
|1869|| Renoir and Monet work at Bougival. The Impressionist|
technique takes form. Birth of Henri Matisse.
|1870||Franco-Prussian War. Proclamation of the Third Republic.|
|1871||The Paris Commune. Birth of Georges Rouault.|