|Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899)|
1839 Born on 30 October in Paris, of English parents.
1857-1861 In London, preparing for a career in commerce.
1862-1863 Studies at the atelier Gleyre, Paris, where he meets Bazille, Renoir and Monet.
1863-1870 Works frequently in the Forest of Fontainebleau.
1866 Exhibits two pictures at the Salon. Marries Marie Lescouezec; two children, Pierre and Jeanne.
1870-1871 During the Franco-Prussian war Sisley pereloses the family business and dies, thus leaving Sisley and his family with no independent income.
1874 Exhibits in the first Impressionist exhibition, 35 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris. Paints in England from July to October, mainly at Hampton Court.
1874-1877 Lives at Marly-Ie-Roi.
1876 Paints the floods at Port-Marly. Exhibits at the second Impressionist exhibition.
1877 Exhibits at the third Impressionist exhibition.
1877-1880 Lives at Sevres.
1880 Moves to Veneux-Nadon, near Moret-sur-Loing.
1881 One-man exhibition at the offices of La Vie Moderne, Paris. Visits the Isle of Wight.
1882 Exhibits twenty-seven paintings at the seventh Impressionist exhibition.
1883 One-man exhibition at the Galerie Durand-Ruel.
1887 Exhibits in May at the Second International Exhibition, Paris.
1889 Moves with his family to a house in Moret-sur-Loing.
1890 Exhibits with the Societe Nationale, Paris, and annually (except 1896 and 1897) until his
1894 Paints a series of pictures of the Eglise Notre-Dame, Moret. Visits Normandy in the summer and paints there.
1897 Large retrospective exhibition at the Galerie Georges Petit attracts little attention.
1898 Mme Sisley dies.
1899 Dies on 29 January at Moret-sur-Loing.
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