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Manet, Edouard

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1883 AD
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1832 – He was born in Paris this year.

 

1850 – He studied under the academic painter Thomas Couture.

 

1856 – He opened his own studio.

 

1858 – He painted The Absinthe Drinker and other contemporary subjects such as beggars, singers, Gypsies, people in cafés, and bullfights.

 

1863 – His famous work, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère)

 

1867 – He set up his own exhibition.

 

1871 – He traveled to Oloron-Sainte-Marie in the Pyrenees.

 

1871 – He wrote to his (confederate) friend Félix Braquemond in Paris about his visit.

 

1882 – He completed painting his last major work, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

 

1875 – French edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven included lithographs by Manet and translation by Mallarmé.

 

1881 – The French government awarded Manet the Légion d’honneur.

 

1883 – He died this year.