Timeline

1873
Born in Halifax
1888
Began studying art at the Kansas City Art Institute
1890
Began at the Art Students League in New York
1893
Enrolled in the Académie Julian and shared a studio in Paris with Somerset Maugham
1894
Returned to the States and married Ella Holman, one of his art teachers in Kansas City
1916
The Lawson family lived near a castle in Segovia
1917
The family moved back to NY and Lawson was elected full member of the National Academy
1921
Lawson and his wife separated
1924
Revisited his birthplace, Halifax, as well as Newfoundland
1926
Moved to Kansas City for a teaching position at the Art Institute
1926
Youngest daughter died on a trip to Egypt
1930
Traveled to France to visit his daughter and two grandchildren
1930
First Lawson retrospective, including fifty-two works
1936
Moved to Coral Gables, Florida
1939
Died, his body was found on a Miami beach
The member of the Ash Can School most closely associated with impressionism