Russian painter and scene- and costume- designer
1866 - Born on the 10th of May in Lev Rosenberg in Grodno (currently Belarus).
1889 - His first exhibition took the name of Bakst based on his maternal grandmother's family name Baxter.
1890 - Exhibited his works with Society of watercolourists.
1893-1897 - He lived in Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian.
1899 - Co-founded with Sergei Diaghilev the influential periodical World of Art.
1902 - He took a commission from tsar Nicholas II to paint Meeting of Russian sailors in Paris.
1905 - Worked for magazines Zhupel, Adskaja Pochta, Satyricon, then for art magazine Apollon.
1914 - Elected a member of the Imperial Academy of Arts.
1918 - He broke his relationship with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.
1924 - He died on 28th of December because of lung problems.
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