1868

Birth of Paul Bocquet in Rheims.

1888

He moves to Paris by the end of 1888. He enters the Julian Academy and learns classical drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts. He shares the workshop of his Rheims’ fellow Emile Wery for some times and then settles in his own on Rue Campagne Première.

1891

He passes the Fine Arts examination in 1891 but resigns soon after, as he is against establishment.

1891

In December 1891, Paul Bocquet works with Alfred Roll in his workshop at the La Palette Society, Bd Berthier, along with Puvis de Chavannes. Roll encourages him to submit his paintings to the “Nationale des Beaux Arts” Salon in 1892.

1892

He is named “Associate”

1892

From 1892 to 1896 he moves to Brittany and paints scenes in Ploumanach, Saint-Quay, Erquy, Saint-Briac...

1897

Paul Bocquet is back in Rheims by the end of February 1897.

 

1898

He marries a lovely artist musician in Rheims in 1898.

Up to 1914, he paints relentlessly. He exhibits in two Parisian Salons: the “Nationale” and the “Eclectique”, as well as in Rheims successively in 1901, 1903, 1908 and 1910.

1914

Exiled during First World War, he moves to Fontainebleau where he stays till 1921.

1921

Bocquet’s family moves back to Rheims on 80, Rue Libergier.

1928

He spends a few days in Lecques, located between Marseilles and Toulon.

1947

Paul Bocquet dies working on September 7th.