1877 – Joseph Stella, born on the 13th of June in Muro Lucano, Italy.
1896 – 1897 – Emigrates to New York and studies at The Art Students League, New York.
1898 – 1900 – Studies under William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art.
1901 – Attends Chase’s summer school in Shinnecock, Long Island.
1909 – 1910 – Travels to Europe, primarily Italy.
1910 – Solo show of drawings at Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; exhibition travels to Chicago and New York.
1911 – Lives in Paris; meets avant-garde artists, including: Modigliani, Matisse, Carra, and most likely Severini and Boccioni.
1913 – Participates in Armory Show, New York.
1914 – Painting Battle of Lights, Coney Island is exhibited in group show at Montross Gallery, New York; travels to Europe for summer.
1919 – 1920 – Shows at Bourgeois Gallery, New York, including retrospective exhibition; Katherine Dreier appoints him to exhibition committee of Société Anonyme, along with Duchamp and Man Ray.
1922 – 1923 – Serves as one of forty directors of the Salons of America; exhibits New York Interpreted, a large painting at the Société Anonyme.
1925 – Solo show at Dudensing Galleries, New York.
1926 – Travels to Europe and remains in Naples for most of next eight years, with occasional trips to France and New York; exhibits work at Valentine Gallery, New York; Galerie Sloden, Paris; and Galerie Jeune Peinture, Paris. Solo shows at Valentine Gallery, New York.
1935 – Employed for next two years in easel division of Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project.
1936 – Solo exhibition at the Cooperative Gallery, Newark.
1937 – 1939 – Travels to Barbados; retrospective at The Newark Museum, New Jersey.
1940 – Elected member of American Federation of Painters and Sculptors.
1941 – Solo exhibition at Associated American Artists, New York.
1942 – Solo show at Knoedler Galleries, New York.
1946 – Dies of heart attack on the 5th of November and buried in Woodlawn Cemetry, Bronx, New York.