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(1839 - 1907)

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"Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation."
- Paul Cézanne


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    biography

    1839

    19th of January : birth of Paul Cezanne, 28 Rue de l’Opéra, in Aix-en-Provence.

    22nd of February : Christening in the church "la Madeleine".

    His father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne, is a felt hat merchant.


    1841

    4th of July, birth of Marie Cézanne, sister of the artist, 55 cours Mirabeau.

    1844

    29th of January, wedding of Louis-Auguste Cézanne and Anne-Elisabeth Aubert, mother of his children.


    1844-1850

    Paul Cézanne attends primary school in Rue des Epineaux.


    1848

    1st of June, creation of the Cézanne and Cabassol's bank.


    1850-52 : Paul Cézanne is a pupil in the Saint-Joseph boarding school.


    1852-58

    Paul Cézanne, boarder in Bourbon college, befriends Emile Zola and Baptistin Baille.


    1854

    30th of June, birth of Rose Cézanne, second sister of the artist, 14 Rue Matheron.


    1857

    Enrolled the municipal school of drawing, which is now the Granet Museum.


    1858

    February : Zola leaves Aix for Paris, but returns for the summer holidays.

    July : Cézanne fails the baccalaureat.

    12th of November : he passes and gets his certificate with the level "assez bien" (good enough).

    From November 1858 to August 1859, he follows the lessons of the municipal school of drawing assiduously.


    1859

    Paul Cezanne enters the Aix Law faculty. His father buys Jas de Bouffan. Zola returns to Aix for the holidays.

    From November 1859 to August 1860, Paul Cezanne is still in the Municipal Drawing School. He obtains second prize for a study on painted faces. He dreams about becoming a painter.


    1861

    He gives up law studies and goes to Paris where he finds Zola and meets Pissaro in the Swiss Academy; discouraged he returns to Aix and starts working in his father's bank while still studying in the Aix Municipal Drawing School.


    1862

    He leaves his father's bank and goes back to Paris (November).


    1863

    He exhibits in the "Salon des Refusés", and works in the Swiss Academy where he often meets Pissaro, Guillaumin, Guillemet, and Oller and reproduces paintings in the Louvre.


    1864

    He fails the Salon and will fail again the following year. He stays in Estaque near Marseille.


    1865

    After his year in Paris (where he failed the Salon), he returns to Aix in the summer where he becomes friends with Valabrègue, Marion and the German musician Morstatt.


    1866

    In Aix, in the autumn, Cézanne paints a whole series of pictures with a palette knife (still lifes and portraits).


    1869

    He meets Hortense Fiquet in the Swiss Academy in Paris, and becomes her companion.


    1870

    During the French-Prussian war, he takes refuge in Estaque.


    1872

    Birth of Paul, son of the artist and Hortense.


    1874-77

    He participates in the first and the third Impressionnist exhibition.


    1882

    He is accepted in the Salon for the only time in his career.


    1883

    He meets Monet and Renoir in the south of France.


    1886

    Following the publication of Zola's works, Cezanne breaks with his old friend from Bourbon college. He gets married to Hortense (April). His father dies in October.


    1887

    Cézanne rents a room in the Château Noir in the pistachio producers' court.


    1895

    From Aix, Cézanne goes to Sainte Victoire and the Bibémus' quarry where he rents a cottage. Vollard organizes the first individual exhibition dedicated to Cézanne in his gallery (November).


    1897

    Cézanne works in Tholonet and in Bibémus' quarry. His mother dies on the 25th of October.


    1899

    After the sale of Jas de Bouffan, Cézanne does not get the Château Noir estate. He exhibits his paintings in the Salon des Indépendants and moves to 23 rue Boulegon.


    1901

    The painter buys land on the "chemin des Lauves" which overlooks Aix to create his studio.


    1902

    Ambroise Vollard goes to Aix to visit Ceéanne. The painter hears with sadness the death of Zola.


    1904

    Emile Bernard and Charles Camoin visit Cézanne in Aix.


    1905

    Cézanne exhibits his work in the Salon d’Automne.


    1906

    Cézanne dies in Aix (23th of October) in his flat in the Rue Boulegon.


    1907

    The "Salon d’Automne" posthumously dedicates a retrospective to Cézanne where 56 of his paintings are exhibited.


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