1896 – Born in Lausanne (Switzerland). Canadian (Swiss-born) painter.
1908 – He came to Montreal, studied in Paris with Maurice Denis and Paul Serusier; in Switzerland with his uncle, Ernest Bieler (fresco painting); and at the Art Students League, New York, with Eugene Speicher and George Bellows.
1936 – He was resident artist and head of the department of art, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
– As resident artist and professor at Queen’s University, Biéler helped establish the Agnes Etherington Gallery.
1941 – He organized the first conference of Canadian artists, an event that eventually would lead to the formation of the Canada Council.
1989 – He died, leaving an important legacy.