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1886 : Birth of Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier de Glîmes in Paris

1895 : Death of her father. Her mother, Edith Perlstein, is headmistress of a school avenue de Wagram, in Paris. Her elder brother Georges will become an actor and head of the Théâtre Royal in Bruxelles, Belgium.

1897 : Women artists are allowed to attend classes in Paris School of Fine Arts.

1900 : Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier attends the School of Fine Arts in Paris. At the Julian Academy, her teacher JP. Laurens introduces her to Rodin (1907?)

1912 : She stays at the Villa Medicis in Rome, but has to come back to France to take care of her mother who is very ill and will die in 1914.

1915 : Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier sets her workshop rue de la Source, in Auteuil. Her friend Tamia Stamatiadis welcomes visitors, buyers and pupils.

From 1918 : Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier is the center of a group of young female disciples, drawn by her powerful personality : Elise Rieuf, Charlotte Musson, Marguerite Jettot, Frédérique Knoeri, Paule Peloux, Charasse, Lamourdedieu, … etc. The first school for women ever, with a woman as a master, was born in this early 20th century.

1929 : Death of Georges Carpentier and of Tania Stamatiadis.

1930 : Beginning of the diary. Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier will keep it until her death. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings, beautifully written, this diary is a valuable source of information about her pictorial researches, the genesis of her work, her thoughts, her readings, her buyers … and the alternation of ups and downs of her life.

1936 : Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier settles 147, avenue de Villers, in Paris. Her life is a long struggle to keep her independence and to carry on with her work.

1965 : Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier dies. In 1966, the contents of her workshop are auctioned at the Drouot sale-room.

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