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Gustave Courbet
(1819 - 1877)

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1819 Born 10 June in Ornans
1839 Arrives in Paris, enters the studio of Charles Steuben
1847 Travels to Holland
1849 Returns to Ornans, where his father has prepared a studio for him
1855 When The Artist's Studio was refused by the Universal Exhibition, Courbet erects his own exhibition, Le Réalisme, in a tent and charges admission
1856 Visits Germany
1870 Placed in charge of all art museums under the revolutionary Commune of Paris - Courbet saves the city's collections from looting mobs
1870 Refuses the Legion of Honour offered him
1871 The commune falls, and Courbet is arrested and imprisoned for allowing the destruction of Napoleon's triumphal column in the Place Vendôme
1872 Released from prison, moves to Switzerland
1877 Dies 31 December in the town of La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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