Paul Cezanne Timeline


Paul Cezanne was born

january 19, 1839

Paul Cezanne was born on January 19, 1839, in Aix-en-provence

College de Bourbon


Studied art. Father did not approve

Law School


Father was successful banker and convinced him to enter a law school at the University of Aix-en-Provence

The dark period

Approx. 1861 - 1870

Cezanne's paintings were mostly dark colored and he used a lot of black paint.


1870 - 1878

Cezanne moved away fro dark colors paintings became lighter and brighter

Son Paul was born


Living with mother of child Marie Hortense Fiquet (Model for Cezanne)

The Mature Period

1878 - 1890

Cezanne established a family and his father passed away

Married Marie Hortense Fiquet


Model. long time companion, and mother of his child

Final Period

1890 - 1906

He spend more time working alone and keeping to himself, away from everyone.


Approx. October 1906

Died from Pneumonia at his family's house In Aix