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1875

Description: 1 October Eugeen van Mieghem was born in the old harbour of Antwerp.

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1885

Description: The family opens a new inn in the part of the harbour called 'the little island'.

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1892-1893

Description: Student at the Antwerp Academy where confronted with the works by Van Gogh, Seurat and Toulouse Lautrec at the exhibitions of 'l'Association pour l'art'.

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1896

Description: Removed from the Academy by Prof. Siberdt.

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1899

Description: Frequents the Anarchist youth society 'The Chapel', works as a loader in the harbour, gets acquainted with Augustine Pautre, makes drawings of immigrants.

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1900

Description: Founder of the artists group 'Eenigen'.

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1901

Description: Participates in the Brussels salon of 'la Libre esthetique'

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1902

Description: 28 January marries Augustine Pautre, 11 November birth of their son.

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1904

Description: Visits in Amsterdam, article 'An Artist of the People' in the Pall Mall Magazine. October-November Augustine poses as a nude model.

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1905

Description: January: he draws his ill wife. 12 March death of Augustine Pautre. July: participates at the first Salon of 'Art of Today'

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1905-1910

Description: Quiet years.

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1912

Description: First solo exhibition at the 'Antwerp Society of Art'.

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1914

Description: Participates in a group exhibition in Cologne and The Hague. October: occupation of Antwerp by the German Army.

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1914-1918

Description: Stays in the occupied city.

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1919

Description: Exhibits his war work at the Royal Antwerp Society of Art in Scheveningen.

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1920

Description: Admitted to a sanatorium where he meets his second wife. Appointed teacher at the Antwerp Academy (life drawing).

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1922

Description: Stays in a sanatorium near Achen (Germany).

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1925

Description: Divorces his second wife. Holiday in Blankenberge.

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1927

Description: July: stays in Sanatorium 'Denneheuvel' in Ossendrecht (The Netherlands)

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1929

Description: Seriously ill. Creates the 'Road to Calvary'.

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1930

Description: 24 March: dies from an aneurism of the coronary artery.

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