Chronology 1894 Henri Lartigue and Marie Haguet, Pont-de-l'Arche, 1902 (from a glass negative 13x18 cm) On the 13th of June, Jacques Henri Lartigue is born in Courbevoie, near Paris, in the home of his parents, Marie Haguet and Henri Lartigue. His older brother, Maurice, nicknamed "Zissou," was born on the 2nd of August, 1890. 1903 Jacques Henri lartigue with his grandmother and his mother, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1903 (from a stereoscopic glass negative, 6x13 cm) Lartigue uses his father’s camera to take his first photos. He starts noting his thoughts and impressions on scraps of paper. This is the beginning of his diary. 1905 Zissou as a ghost, Châtel-Guyon July 1905 (from a stereoscopic glass negative 6x13 cm). The cameras given to him by his father are increasingly sophisticated, light and easy to handle. Now he can shoot anything, even in motion. He can also create a three-dimensional effect using a stereoscopic camera. He learns how to use multiple exposures and photographs “ghosts.” 1909 Zissou's bobsled with wheels, after the bend by the gate, Rouzat, August 1909</br> (from a glass negative 4.5 x 6 cm) Henri Lartigue buys the Château de Rouzat in Puy-de-Dôme. His two sons soon take to it as an ideal environment for their games and inventions. 1911 Avenue des Acacias, Paris, 1911 (from a glass negative 9 X 12 cm) During the course of his strolls in the Bois de Boulogne, Lartigue photographs the fashionable "élégantes". 1912 Roland Garros on a Bleriot plane, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 15 of May 1911 (from a glass negative 9 X 12 cm) In 1912, one of his photographs is reproduced on the cover of the newspaper "La Vie au grand air". 1912 Route de Gaillon, october 1912 (positive digitalized from a glass stereoscopic negative 6 X 13 cm) In 1912, his father offers Lartigue the same year a new stereoscopic camera and a cinematographic camera "Pathé". 1914 Suzanne Lenglen, Championnat de France, Paris, April 1914 (from a glass negative 6 X 13 cm) World War I, Lartigue was postponed for health reasons. 1919 Madeleine Messager, nicknamed Bibi, novembre 1920 (from a negative 6 X 12 cm) In December, Lartigue marries Madeleine Messager. Her father, the composer André Messager, is a former director of the Opéra Comique in Paris, Covent Garden in London and the Paris Opera. 1921 Bibi at the Château de la Garoupe, Cap d'Antibes, 1920 (from a stereoscopic autochrome plate, 6x13 cm) Their son Dani is born on 23 th August. Lartigue makes much use of the car to travel around France. He devotes more and more time to painting: bouquets, gardens and portraits are his favorite themes. He produces his finest autochrome plates in the park of the Château de la Garoupe, on the Côte d'Azur. 1922 Jacques Henri Lartigue, Rouzat, July 1923 (from a glass negative 6 X 13 cm) Lartigue exhibits at the Galerie Georges Petit and at several Parisian art salons. This is the beginning of his career as a painter. He meets the colorist Kees Van Dongen. Also at this time, he makes the acquaintance of Maurice Chevalier and the film director Abel Gance, who on several occasions suggests that they work together. This is also the beginning of his friendship with two French stage stars, Sacha Guitry and Yvonne Printemps. 1924 Véronique (one month) and Bibi, Paris, February, 1924 (from a glass negative 9x12 cm) Birth of his second child, Véronique, whose godfather and godmother are Yvonne Printemps and Sacha Guitry. She lives only a few months. 1930 Renée Perle, Juan-les-Pins, March 1930 (from a glass negative 9x12 cm) Lartigue meets Renée Perle, a model of Romanian origin. For the next two years she is his companion and his favorite model for paintings and photos. He exhibits once again at the Galerie Georges Petit and at the Salon d’automne. 1932 Jacques Henri Lartigue, Andrée Lorrain, Jacqueline Daix and Doris during the shooting of the film "Les Aventures du roi Pausole", Eden Roc, 1932 (from a film negative, 9x12 cm) Alexis Granowsky hires Lartigue as assistant director for his film "Les Aventures du Roi Pausole", adapted from a novel by Pierre Louÿs. Basically he is a talent and location scout. He chooses the actresses who will play the film’s 150 “queens” and finds the parks and villas where much of the footage will be shot. 1934 Coco, 1934 (from a film negative 9x12 cm) On the 12th of March, he marries Marcelle Paolucci, or “Coco”, as she is called. Her father is head electrician at the Cannes and Deauville casinos. 1935 First gala " Flowers and butterflys ", Salle des Ambassadeurs, Casino de Cannes, January 1935 (from a film negative 9 X 12 cm) Lartigue has acquired a certain reputation as a painter – and now has to earn a living with his art. Like Van Dongen and Picabia, he offers his services as an interior decorator, working on the galas at the Cannes casino. His exhibition of portraits (Van Dongen, Sacha Guitry, Marlene Dietrich, Georges Carpentier and Joan Crawford) at the Galerie Jouvène in Marseille is a great success. 1944 Florette, Champs-Elysées, Paris, 1944 Paris is liberated: Lartigue takes hundreds of photographs. 1945 Florette, Paris, January 1944 (from film negative 6x6 cm) Lartigue marries Florette Orméa on the 28th of August. The couple divides its time between Paris and Piscop, in Val-d'Oise. 1954 Florette, Vence, May 1954 (from a transparency 6x6 cm) Foundation of the society "Gens d'Images" with Lartigue as vice-chairman. Albert Plécy publishes Lartigue’s photos in "Point de vue et Images du Monde". 1955 Picasso, " La Californie ”, Cannes, August 1955 (from a film negative 6x6 cm) At that time, Lartigue published more and more images in the illustrated press. 1957 Havana, spring 1957 (from a transparency 6x6 cm) Jacques travels to Havana with Florette for an exhibition of his paintings. With the revolution coming, they continue their joutney to Mexico and New Orleans. 1960 Opio, Mai 1963 (from a transparency 6x6 cm) Lartigue buys and moves into a house in Opio, near Grasse. He keeps its Parisian flat. 1962 On board the "Cristoforo Colombo", New York, May 1962 (from a transparency 6 X 6 cm) While in New York, he presents his early 20th-century photos to Charles Rado of the Rapho agency, who shows them to John Szarkowski, Director of the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art. 1963 Exhibition at the MOMA, New York 1963 (Anonymus photo) Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, entitled "The Photographs of Jacques Henri Lartigue". Publication of a portfolio in "Life". His reputation as an outstanding photographer has been established. 1966 Richard Avedon, New York, November 1966 (from a transparency 6 X 6 cm) A new trip to New York, he befriended photographers Hiro and Richard Avedon. Publication of the book "Boyhood Photos of Jacques Henri Lartigue, the Family Album". 1970 Jacques Henri Lartigue, Richard Avedon, Bea Feitler and Florette, rue de Longchamp, Paris, May 1968 (from a negative 24 X 36 mm) Publication of the book "Diary of a Century", layout by Richard Avedon and Bea Feitler. The French edition "Instants de me vie" will be published in 1973. The book shows photos from after 1930. 1974 During the shooting for the official French Republic President portrait, Palais de l'Elysées, Paris, August 1974 (from a transparency 24 X 36 mm) Lartigue is appointed official photographer to mark Valéry Giscard d’Estaing’s seven years as President. 1975 Shipping the prints of the exhibition "Lartigue 8X8O", Paris, 1975 (from a negative 24 X 36 mm) First French retrospective of his work at the Pavillon de Marsan in Paris: "Lartigue 8x80". Lartigue produces reports for fashion or decoration magazines. He photographs the shooting of the movie "Adèle H." by François Truffaut with Isabelle Adjani on the island of Guernsey. 1979 Page 46 from the 1979 Album Lartigue signs the deed of donation to the State of all his photographic work. 1980 Shooting for "Vogue", Château de Versailles, 1980 (from a negative 24x36 mm) The donation is celebrated by an exhibition, "Bonjour Monsieur Lartigue", at the Grand Palais, Paris. Then it goes on world tour. 1981 Ile de Ré, May-June 1981 (print from transparency, 24x36 mm) Opening of the Jacques Henri Lartigue museum at the Grand Palais, Paris. Lartigue continues to undertake photographic assignments for magazines while pursuing his personal work (portraits, landscapes, flowers and gardens, etc.). 1982 Mist in Opio, December 1982 (From a transparency 24x36 mm) Lartigue celebrates the eightieth anniversary of his first photograph in 1902. 1986 While I still have a shadow, Opio 1980 (from a negative, 24x36 mm) On the 12th of September Jacques Lartigue died in Nice.