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Honoré Daumier
(1808 - 1879)

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1808 Born 26 February in Marseille
1814 Family moves to Paris
1820 Apprenticed to a bailiff
1821 Works as a clerk in a bookstore
1822 Studies under Lenoir and learns lithography
1830 Illustrates for Philipon’s Caricature and Le Charivari
1832 Tried and imprisoned for six months for lèse-majesté
1835 Due to strict censorship laws, Daumier begins work on a series of caricatures of bourgeois life
1848 Returns of focus on political subjects
1872 Suffering from increasing blindness
1873 Corot purchases a house for Daumier
1878 Exhibition at Durand-Ruel's gallery
1879 Dies 10 February in Valmondois
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