1848 Born in Paris on June 7th
1851 Family immigrates to Peru. Father dies.
1857 Returns to France, lives with uncle in Orléans.
1865 Joins the merchant navy
1872 Begins successful career as a stockbroker in Paris
1873 Marries Mette Sophie Gad
1874 Meets Pissarro
1876 Début in the Salon with Landscape at Viroflay.
1880-82 Exhibits with the Impressionists
1882 Loses his well-paying job as a stockbroker
1885 Leaves his family in Copenhagen with Mette’s parents to return to Paris
1886 Travels to Pont Aven in Brittany
1888 Lives at Studio of the South for nine weeks
1891 Leaves for Tahiti
1898 Attempts suicide
1901 Moves from Tahiti to the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia
1903 Dies on May 8th
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Landscape with Peacocks
A Suburban Street, 1884
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