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JEAN CHARLOT (1898-1979)
|1898||Born in Paris to Henri and Anna Goupil Charlot on February 7.|
|1914-15||Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.|
|1915-16||Moved to St Mande; Traveled to Brittany; became interested in local folk art.|
|1917-20||Served as an artillery officer in the French Army in World War I and Rhineland occupation.|
|1920-22||Moved to Mexico, where his grandfather had been in 1840.|
|1922||Painted first mural fresco in the National Preparatory School, Mexico City: Massacre in the Main Temple, 14 by 26 feet.|
|1923||Painted frescoes in the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City.|
|1924-25||Worked primarily on small easel paintings, known as his "Dark Period".|
|1926-28||Worked as an archeological artist for the
Carnegie Institution of Washington at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán,
Arrived in New York in September, 1928.
|1929||Traveled to Washington, D.C., to edit text and supervise preparation of illustrations for The Temple of the Warriors at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán by Jean Charlot, Earl H. Morris, and Ann Axtell Morris, published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1931.|
|1930||Settled in New York where he taught at the
Art Students League and lectured at Columbia University.
Begins lifelong relationship with Lynton Kistler of Los Angeles in the printing of his color lithograph.
|1932||A Preliminary Study of the Ruins of Coba, Quintanta Roo, Mexico by Jean Charlot, J. Eric Thompson, and Harry D. Pollock, published by Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1932.|
|1933||Picture Book, thirty-two color lithographs by Jean Charlot with inscriptions by Paul Claudel, printed by Will and Lynton R. Kistler in Los Angeles and published by John Becker, New York, 1933.|
|1939||Married Dorothy Zohmah Day. Art from the Mayans to Disney by Jean Charlot, published by Sheed and Ward, New York, 1939.|
|1939-40||Prosper Mérimée's Carmen, thirty-four color lithographs by Jean Charlot, printed by Albert Carman and published by The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1941.|
|1941||Named artist-in-residence, The University of Georgia, Athens.|
|1942||Painted an oil on canvas mural for the post office at McDonough, Georgia: Cotton Gin, 4 1/2 by 11 feet. Painted fresco on exterior of Fine Arts Building, The University of Georgia, Athens: Visual Arts, Drama Music, 9 by 46 feet.|
|1944||Painted frescoes in the journalism School Building, The University of Georgia, Athens: Time Discloseth All things, Cortez Lands in Mexico, and Paratroopers land in Sicily, 11 by 6 feet.|
|1945-46||Returned to Mexico a Guggenheim Fellowship to write The Mexican Mural Renaissance, 1920-1925, published in 1963 by Yale University Press, New Haven.|
|1946-47||Mexihkanantli. A portfolio of sixteen color lithographs by Jean Charlot, printed by Sanchez in Mexico City published by La Estampa Mexicana, Mexico City, 1947.|
|1947||Named Director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts School, Colorado Springs, Colorado.|
|1949||Painted mural in Bachman Hall, University of Hawaii, Honolulu: Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii, 10 by 29. Joined the Art Department, University of Hawaii, as Professor of Painting and Art History.|
|1950||Art Making from Mexico to China by Jean Charlot, published by Sheed and Ward, New York, 1950.|
|1951||Painted murals in the Administration Building, Arizona State College, Tempe: Hopi Snare Dance and Preparing Anti-Venom Serum, 25 by 25 feet.|
|1951-52||Painted mural in Honolulu at the Waikiki Branch of the First National Bank: Early Contacts of Hawaii with Outer World, 11 by 67 feet.|
|1953||Painted second mural in Bachman Hall, University of Hawaii: Commencement, 10 by 36 feet.|
|1958||Executed fourteen ceramic tile panels for
St. Catherine's Church, Kauai, Hawaii: Way of the Cross.
Painted mural at St. Leonard Friary, Centerville, Ohio: Calvary, 34 by 32 feet.
|1959||Painted mural in Monastic Chapel, St. Benedict's Abbey Atchison, Kansas: Trinity and Episodes of Benedictine Life, 21 by 29 feet.|
|1962||Mexican Art and the Academy of San Carlos, 1785-1915 by Jean Charlot, published by University of Texas Press, Austin, 1962.|
|1962-63||Painted mural at the Mission Church, Naisereiagi, Fiji: Black Christ and Worshipers, 10 by 30 feet.|
|1966||Jean Charlot Retrospective, Fifty Years
1916-1966, exhibition at Honolulu
Academy of Arts.
Retired From University of Hawaii as Senior Professor Emeritus.
Painted second version (first was destroyed) of Early Contacts of Hawaii with Outer World in the Waikiki Branch of the First National Bank, Honolulu, 9 by 98 feet.
|1967||Traveled to Europe: first visit to France since 1923.|
|1968||Jean Charlot, a retrospective
exhibition presented at the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, as part
of the Cultural Program of the Games of the XIX Olympiad.
Received an award from the National Council of Arts, Washington.
|1969||Completed ceramic statue, Sacred Heart,
Hanalei. Kauai, Hawaii.
Jean Charlot Foundation established in Honolulu.
|1971||Edited letters he received from José Clemente Orozco for publication in José Clemente Orozco, Et artists en Nueva York, Siglo Veintiuno, Mexico, 1971 (translated by Ruth L. C. Simms and published under the title The Artist in New York by University of Texas Press, Austin, 1974).|
|1972||An Artist on Ark Collected Essays of Jean Charlot by Jean Charlot, published by University Press of Hawaii. 2 volumes, volume 1 "Miscellany", volume 2 "Mexican Art"|
|1973||Picture Book II:32 Original Lithographs and Captions by Jean Charlot, published by Zeitlin and Veer Burg, Los Angeles. Numbered and signed by Jean Charlot and Lynton R. Kistler, printer. Edition: 1000, of which the first 32 contain an original drawing by the artist.|
|1974||Painted fresco at the Leeward Community College, Pearl City. Oahu, Hawaii: The Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii, 23 by 104 feet overall.|
|1976||Two Hawaiian Plays by Jean Charlot in English and Hawaiian, published by the author and distributed by the University Press of Hawaii.|
|1978||Painted fresco at the Maryknoll Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii: Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well, 5 by 6 feet.|
|1979||Jean Charlot died in Hawaii.|