Born 1881, Paris, France
Died 1953, Avignon, France
1901-1905 While serving in the army, Gleizes begins to paint seriously.
1902 Exhibits at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
1903 and 1904 Participates in the Salon d’Automne.
1906 With many friends, including writer René Arcos, Gleizes founds the Abbaye de Créteil. This utopian group, which lasted until 1908, scorned bourgeois society and strove to create a nonallegorical, epic art with modern themes.
1909 Meets Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger, and Jean Metzinger.
1910 Exhibits at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris, and the Jack of Diamonds in Moscow.
1911 Begins writing articles.
1912 With Metzinger, writes Du cubisme. This year Gleizes helps to found the Section d’Or.
1915 His paintings become more abstract. Begins his travels to New York, Barcelona, and Bermuda that will influence his stylistic evolution.
1916 First solo show at the Galeries Dalmau, Barcelona.
1918 Becomes involved in a search for spiritual values which become evident in his painting and writing.
1927 Founds Moly-Sabata, another utopian community in Sablons comprised of artists and craftsmen.
1932 Publishes his book, La Forme et l’histoire which examines Romanesque, Celtic, and Oriental art.
1930s Participates in the Abstraction- Création group.
1937 Executes several large commissions and murals for the Paris World’s Fair.
1947 Major Gleizes retrospective in Lyons at the Chapelle du Lycée Ampère.
1949-1950 Works on illustrations for Blaise Pascal's Pensées Sur l'Homme et Dieu.
1952 Executes a fresco, Eucharist, for the chapel Les Fontaines at Chantilly.