1870 – Ernst Barlach was born 2nd of January in Wedel, Pinneberg, Germany.
1888 – Ernst Barlach began his professional education in Hamburg, where he joined the Gewerbeschule.
1891 – He continued at the Dresden Akademie where he continued his studies of sculpture and became Robert Diez’ master pupil.
1895-1897 – Barlach’s thorough academic training was supplemented by two sojourns in Paris.
1909 – His work was further influenced significantly by a trip to Russia.
1910 – Barlach produced graphic illustration cycles for his own plays during this period.
– The artist settled in Güstrow (Mecklenburg).
1917 – Barlach had his first exhibition at Paul Cassirer’s gallery in Berlin.
1919 – He was accepted as a full member of the Preußische Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
1928 – Published his autobiography "Ein selbsterzähltes Leben".
1930 – The Preußische Akademie der Künste organized a comprehensive exhibition of his sculptures and graphic works.
1933 – He was awarded the order Pour la Mérite.
1935 – Even though Barlach was still able to complete the "Fries der Lauschenden" for Hermann F. Reemtsma
and designed a grave monument for Theodor Däubler he was soon defamed by the National Socialists.
1936 – His works were banned from all museums, churches and public spaces.
1938 – Ernst Barlach died 24th of October in Rostock, Germany.