Timeline

1885
Born in Paris, France
1902
After secondary education, he apprenticed in a studio for theater sets in Belleville
1903
Started painting and was exhibiting by 1904
1904–1906
Work was shown at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Indépendants
1905–1907
Befriended Henri Rousseau and Jean Metzinger and studied the color theories of Michel-Eugène Chevreul
1907–1908
Served in the military in Laon, and upon returning to Paris had contact with the Cubists
1912
First solo show at the Galerie Barbazanges, Paris
1918
Designed decor for the Ballets Russes
1914–1920
Lived in Spain and Portugal and became friends with Sergei Diaghilev, Leonide Massine, Diego Rivera, and Igor Stravinsky
1941
Died in Montpellier, France

Exhibitions

200–2001
Oct. 20 - Feb. 21, "Sonia and Robert Delaunay" , Picasso Museum. Madrid
1999
Sept. 10 - Nov. 21, "Robert Delaunay. Sonia Delaunay - Works from the Centre Pompidou", Hamburg Kunsthalle