1703 – Born on September 29th in Paris, France.
1720 – At the age of 17 he was apprenticed by his father, a designer of embroidery patterns, to François Lemoyne.
1731-1734 – Admitted to the Academy as a historical painter and become a member.
1739 – Paintings such as The Breakfast also show Boucher as a master of the genre scene in which he regularly used his own wife and family as models.
1755-1765 – His career was hugely successful and he received many honours, becoming Director of the Gobelins factory.
– Director of the Academy and King’s Painter.
– He was not only a painter, he also designed theatre costumes and sets, and the amorous intrigues of the comic operas of Favart involving shepherds and shepherdesses, closely parallel his own style of painting.
1770 – Died on May 30th in Paris, France. His name had become synonymous with the French Rococo style, along with that of his patron, Madame de Pompadour.