Théo Van Rysselberghe Catalogue
Théo Van Rysselberghe
Chronology
1862
First artistic training at Ghent Academy, Ghent, Belgium.
 
1880
Shows two pictures (portraits) at the triennial Ghent Salon, Ghent, Belgium.
 
1882-1883
Long stay in Spain and first trip to Morocco with Frantz Charlet and Dario de Regoyos.
 
1883
Exhibits works brought back from Spain and Morocco.
 
Frequently spends time with the American painters William Merritt Chase and James McNeil Whistler.
 
Founding of Les XX in October.
 
Meets the writer and poet Émile Verhaeren.
 
1883-1884
Returns to Morocco in November 1883.
 
1884
First exhibition of Les XX. Submits two large canvases, one of which is In West Flanders.
 
1886
Les XX exhibition: Exposition des impressionnistes français.
 
1886-1887
First experimentation with the Impressionist technique.
 
1887
Befriends French artist Paul Signac.
 
1887-1888
Third trip to Morocco.
 
1889
Exhibits first Neo-Impressionist portraits at Les XX exhibition.
 
1890
Submits first work to the Salon des Indépendants.

Meets French painter and writer Maurice Denis.

 
1894
Les XX become La Libre Ésthetique.
 
1895
Long series of trips in Europe.
 
1898
Departure from strict Neo-Impressionism.
 
1899
Exhibited in Vienna (also in 1900, and 1903).
 
1901
Submits work for exhibitions in Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany.
 
Exhibited in Venice (also in 1907, 1912, and 1914).
 
1908
Exhibited in Berlin (also in 1911 and 1912).
 
1913
Exhibits Bathing Hour at La Libre Esthétique.
 
Participated in Universal and International Exhibitions in Ghent, Belgium.
 
1916
Émile Verhaeren dies in November.
 
1922
Major solo exhibition at Galerie Giroux, Brussels, Belgium.
 
1926
Second exhibition at Galerie Giroux, Brussels, Belgium.
 
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