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28 October, 2012
(1819 - 1877)
||Born 10 June in Ornans|
||Arrives in Paris, enters the studio of Charles Steuben |
||Travels to Holland|
||Returns to Ornans, where his father has prepared a studio for him|
||When The Artist's Studio was refused by the Universal Exhibition, Courbet erects his own exhibition, Le Réalisme, in a tent and charges admission|
||Placed in charge of all art museums under the revolutionary Commune of Paris - Courbet saves the city's collections from looting mobs|
||Refuses the Legion of Honour offered him |
||The commune falls, and Courbet is arrested and imprisoned for allowing the destruction of Napoleon's triumphal column in the Place Vendôme|
||Released from prison, moves to Switzerland|
||Dies 31 December in the town of La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland|