The name Cézanne has been mentioned in the records of Aix-en-Provence Town
Hall since 1700.
Paul Cézanne’s grandparents had left Aix to settle in Saint-Zacharie (Var), where
Cézanne’s father, Louis-Auguste, was born on 28 June 1798.
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.
4th of July, birth of Marie Cézanne, sister of the artist, 55 cours Mirabeau.
29th of January, wedding of Louis-Auguste Cézanne and Anne-Elisabeth Aubert, mother of his children.
Paul Cézanne attends primary school in Rue des Epineaux.
1st of June, creation of the Cézanne and Cabassol's bank.
Paul Cézanne is a pupil in the Saint-Joseph boarding school.
Paul Cézanne, boarder in Bourbon college, befriends Emile Zola and Baptistin Baille.
30th of June, birth of Rose Cézanne, second sister of the artist, 14 Rue Matheron.
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.
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.
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.
He leaves his father's bank and goes back to Paris (November).
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.
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.
In Aix, in the autumn, Cézanne paints a whole series of pictures with a palette knife (still lifes and portraits).
He meets Hortense Fiquet in the swiss Academy in Paris, and becomes her companion.
During the French-Prussian war, he takes refuge in Estaque.
Birth of Paul, son of the artist and Hortense.
He participates in the first and the third Impressionnist exhibition.
He is accepted in the Salon for the only time in his career.
He meets Monet and Renoir in the south of France.
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.
Cézanne rents a room in the Château Noir in the pistachio producers' court.
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).
Cézanne works in Tholonet and in Bibémus' quarry. His mother dies on the 25th of October.
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.
The painter buys land on the "chemin des Lauves" which overlooks Aix to create his studio.
Ambroise Vollard goes to Aix to visit Ceéanne. The painter hears with sadness the death of Zola.
Emile Bernard and Charles Camoin visit Cézanne in Aix.
Cézanne exhibits his work in the Salon d'Automne.
Cézanne dies in Aix (23th of October) in his flat in the Rue Boulegon.
The "Salon d'Automne" posthumously dedicates a retrospective to Cézanne where 56 of his paintings are exhibited.
A short history of the studio