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.