1886 – Born on the 1st of March in Pöchlarn, Austria.
1905-1909 – He won a scholarship to the Arts and Crafts School in Vienna, where he studied.
1907 – He produced his first portraits, which have expressive power, and he began his career landscapes, still lifes, and compositions of a symbolical or religious character.
1910 – Sponsored by his friend and prominent architect, Adolf Loos, Kokoschka made his first journey abroad, painting landscapes and portraits in Switzerland.
1919 – He became professor at the Academy of Arts.
1931 – Began a series of journeys.
– Kokoschka lived in Vienna, when he moved to Prague, Czechoslovakia
1937 – His works in German public collections were removed by the Nazis as "degenerate."
1938 – Kokoschka and his wife, Olda, emigrated to London, where they spent World War II.
1947 – The artist became a British citizen. After the war he made several journeys, all as important for his later work as were his travels.
1953 – Kokoschka moved from London to Villeneuve on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
1962 – He had a retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings, lithographs, stage designs, and books at the Tate Gallery in London.
1980 – Died on the 22nd of February in Villeneuve, Switzerland.