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Bonnard, Pierre

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1947 AD
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1867 – Pierre Bonnard was born on the 3rd of October in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.


1887 – He began law studies in Paris and also attended the Académie Julian.


1888 – Entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he met Ker-Xavier Roussel and Edouard Vuillard, who became his lifelong friends.


1889 – He gave up law to become an artist, and, after brief military service, he joined the group of young painters called the Nabis, which was organized by Paul Sérusier and included Maurice Denis, Paul Ranson, Roussel, Vuillard, and others.


1890 – Bonnard shared a studio with Vuillard and Denis, and he began to make color lithographs.


1891 – He met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.


       – He showed for the first time at the Salon des Indépendants and in the Nabis’s earliest exhibitions at Le Barc de Boutteville.


1895 – Worked in a variety of mediums; for example, he frequently made posters and illustrations for La Revue blanche, and he designed a stained-glass window for Louis Comfort Tiffany.


1896 – His first solo show, at the Galerie Durand-Ruel, included paintings, posters, and lithographs.


1897 – Ambroise Vollard published the first of many albums of Bonnard’s lithographs and illustrated books.


1900 – Exhibited with the Nabis until they disbanded.


1903-1906 – Participated in the first Salon d’Automne and in the Vienna Secession, and Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, represented him.


               – Traveled abroad extensively and worked at various locations in Normandy, the Seine valley, and the south of France (he bought a villa in Le Cannet near Cannes), as well as in Paris.


1933 – The Art Institute of Chicago mounted a major exhibition of the work of Bonnard and Vuillard.


1946 – The Museum of Modern Art, New York, organized Bonnard retrospectives.


1947 – Bonnard died on 23rd of January in Le Cannet, France.




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