1852 – Born on the 1st of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1871 – He was staff at Harpers by the time he was 19.
1878 – He moved to England
1890 – He completed murals for the Boston Public Library.
1898 – He was made a full member of the Royal Academy.
1902 – He was chosen to paint the coronation of King Edward VII.
1907 – He declined an offer of knighthood in order to retain his U.S. citizenship.
– He summered at Broadway, Worcestershire, England, where he painted and vacationed alongside
John Singer Sargent at the home of Francis Davis Millet.
1908 – He painted a number of murals and other artworks for the rotunda of the new Pennsylvania
State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
– His works in that building include allegorical medallions representing Science, Art, Justice, and Religion,
as well as large murals underneath the Capitol dome.
– He was elected to the National Academy of Design and The American of Arts and Letters.
1911 – Died on the 1st of August.
1937 – The Yale University became the home for a sizable collection of his works, the result of a bequest
from Abbey’s widow.