|1862||Born April 4, in Odessa, to Jewish parents. The young Leonid Pasternak develops an early interest in drawing, despite his parents' disapproval.|
|1879||Begins lessons at the Odessa School of Drawing.|
|1881||Enters the medical school of Moscow University, in the hope of also studying at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.|
|1882||Still unable to study at the Moscow School of Painting, takes private lessons with the academician Professor E. Sorokin.|
|1883||Abandons medicine for law and transfers to the University at Odessa, which permits him to travel abroad. Attends Munich Academy of Art.|
|1885||Completes law degree and one year of military service in Odessa. Meets Rosalia Kaufmann, the pianist.|
|1888||Paints a large-scale genre painting, A Letter from Home, which is purchased by Pavel Tretyakov for his Moscow gallery. It is exhibited at the Wanderers' exhibition and favourably reviewed.|
|1889||Marries Rosalia Kaufmann; they move to Moscow. Becomes acquainted with the younger painters Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin, and others in the circle of Vasilii Polenov, a member of the Wanderers group. Pasternak also meets Ilia Repin, the leading realist painter. Works on the new review, The Artist, and later becomes its art director. Establishes his own drawing school, based on the teaching methods of drawing from life used in Munich and Paris. Visits Paris, where he sees the work of the French Impressionists.|
|1890||Son Boris is born.|
|1892||The North magazine commissions him to illustrate Tolstoy's War and Peace.|
|1893||Meets Tolstoy. Second son, Alexander, is born.|
|1894||Joins the faculty of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.|
|1897||Tolstoy invites him to illustrate Resurrection. Exhibits with the World of Art group in St. Petersburg.|
|1900||Visits Paris, where his canvas, Students Before the Examination, is acquired by the Musée du Luxembourg (it now hangs in the Musée d'Orsay). This painting and his drawings for Resurrection are exhibited at the Paris Universal Exhibition. In Moscow, his daughter Josephine is born. Pasternak helps to found the group called the Thirty-Six Artists, forerunner of the Union of Russian Artists.|
|1902||Second daughter, Lydia, is born.|
|1903||Exhibits at the first Union of Russian Artists show, in Moscow.|
|1904||Invited to organize the art section of the international exhibition of art and industry in Düsseldorf. Visits Venice.|
|1905||Elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts. The abortive Revolution of 1905 closes the Moscow School; with his family he spends several months in Berlin, where he gets to know Lovis Corinth, Max Liebermann, and other German Impressionists.|
|1907||Travels in Holland, Belgium and England.|
|1910||Tolstoy dies. His widow, Sofia Andreyevna, summons Pasternak to make a final, deathbed drawing of him at the railway station of Astapovo, where he died.|
|1912||Visits Germany and Italy.|
|1914-18||First World War.|
|1914||Lithograph, The Wounded Soldier (sales to go to the support of the wounded), is a great popular success.|
|1917||February Revolution; October Bolshevist coup captures the Winter Palace.|
|1918-20||Civil War in Russia.|
|1921||Moves with his wife and two daughters to Berlin, where he lives and works until 1938. His two sons remain in Moscow.|
|1924||Travels in Egypt and Palestine.|
|1927||First solo exhibition at Galerie Hartberg, Berlin.|
|1932||Second solo exhibition at Galerie Hartberg, accompanied by the publication of a monograph on his work by the art critic Max Osborn.|
|1938||Visits London and prepares for return to Moscow.|
|1939||Death of Rosalia in London. Britain declares war on Germany. Pasternak moves to Oxford to live with his daughter Lydia.|
|1945||Dies in Oxford on May 31, aged 83.|
|1958||Memorial Exhibition, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.|
|1958||The Russian Scene, Pushkin House, London.|
|1961||Russian Art and Life, Hove Museum, Hove (group exhibition).|
|1962||Centenary Exhibition, City Gallery, Lenbachhaus, Munich.
Centenary Exhibition, City Art Gallery and Museum, Bristol.
Centenary Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.
|1969||Museum of Private Collections, Moscow.
Oxford University Press, Ely House, London.
Westfield College, London.
|1974||Von Maltzahn Gallery, London.|
|1975||Von Maltzahn, representing the London Gallery at the International Arts Fairs at Basel and Dusseldorf.|
|1978||1978 Scottish Arts Council Touring Exhibition shown at:
Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
MacRobert Art Gallery, Stirling
Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh.
|1979||Retrospective Exhibition, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.|
|1980||Paris-Moscou (Tolstoy section), Musée National d'Art Moderne, Pompidou Centre, Paris (group exhibition).|
|1982||Moskva-Parizh, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (group exhibition).|
|1982-83||Leonid Pasternak: 1862-1945, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.|
|1984||Ceri Richard Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, University College of Swansea.|
|1987-90||U.S. Tour organized by the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service (Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Memphis, St. Joseph, Santa Clara, Kansas City).|
|1990||Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.|
|1994||A Musical Offering, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield.|
|1995||(1995 onwards) Museum of Private Collections, Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow (permanent exhibition).|
|1999||(1999 onwards) The Pasternak Trust: A Family Collection, Oxford (permanent exhibition).|
|1999||Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.|
|2001||Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Leonid Pasternak in Russia and Germany.|
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