1830 Born on 10 July, on the island of St Thomas, West Indies.
1842-1847 School at Passy in France.
1847-1852 Returns to St Thomas.
1852-1854 Visit to Venezuela with Fritz Melbye.
1855 Returns briefly to St Thomas, and towards the end of the year leaves the West Indies for Paris.
1856-1858 Paints and studies in Paris.
1859 A landscape accepted by the Salon jury; exhibits several pictures at the Salons of 1864, 1865, 1866, 1868, 1869 and 1870.
1860-1865 Works in the countryside surrounding Paris.
1861 Meets Monet and Cezanne at the Academie Suisse.
1853 Participates in the Salon des Refuses. Birth of his eldest son, Lucien.
1866 Settles in Pontoise.
1869 Moves to Louveciennes.
1870-1871 Franco-Prussian war and the Commune in Paris; flees to Britanny and then to London, where he marries Julie V ellay, who was to bear him a further six children.
1871 Returns to Louveciennes.
1872 Settles again in Pontoise, and also paints in nearby Osny and Auvers-sur-Oise, often in the company of Cezanne and Guillaumin.
1874 Contributes to the first Impressionist exhibition and subsequently to the other seven Impressionist group exhibitions, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 188 I, 1882 and 1886.
1874-1877 Frequently works in Britanny at Foucault, near Mayenne, at a farm owned by an artist friend Ludovic Piette, who dies in 1877.
1878 Establishes a studio in the Rue des Trois-Freres, Paris.
1883 Lucien Pissarro leaves for England and his departure marks the beginning of an
1884 Moves, and finally settles in Eragny after a short period at Osny. In 1892 Madame Pissarro buys the house, with its orchard which, together with the surrounding areas, has been the subject of several paintings since 1884. The artist's studio was situated in the orchard and is still standing.
1885 Meets Signac and is introduced to Seurat, with whom he discusses the technique of painting.
1885-1891Adopts the Neo-Impressionist manner for his paintings and exhibits with avantgarde groups in Brussels and Paris.
1890 Visits London to see his son Lucien; also in 1892 and 1897.
1894 Outbreaks of anarchist violence in Paris. Flees to Knokke-sur-Mer in Belgium.
1893-1903 Paints several series of urban themes based on the cities ofRouen, Paris, Dieppe and Le Havre, usually viewed from hotel rooms.
1903 Dies on 13 November in Paris.