1796 – Born on August 21st in Maplewood, New Jersey. American painter of the Hudson River School.
1823 – His reputation as an engraver was firmly established with the publication of his engraving after John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence.
1821-1831 – Durand helped found the New York Drawing Association, the National Academy of Design, and the Sketch Club.
– He formed a partnership with his brother, Cyrus, and Charles C. Wright which specialized in the production of bank notes.
1832 – Durand dissolved his profitable engraving business and entered into a short, successful period as a portrait painter.
1837 – A financial panic combined with encouragement from Thomas Cole led him to try landscape painting.
1845 – He became the second president of the National Academy of Design.
1847 – He helped found the Century Association.
1857 – Durand spent the rest of his life painting in New York City.
1886 – Died on September 17th.