John Leslie Breck “Garden at Giverny“ 1887, oil on canvas 46 x 55,6 cm
1879-1882 Raised in Newton (Massachusetts). Attends the Royale Academy of Fine Arts in Munich for three years then studies under C. Verlat à Anvers.
1883-1886 Paints landscapes in Massachusetts.
1886-1887 Attends the Academy Julian in Paris.
1887-1891 Spends the summer of 1887 in Giverny and returns there regularly. Admitted into the Monet-Hoschedé circle then excluded after his romance with Blanche Hochedé, Claude Monet’s stepdaughter.
1889 Awarded an “honorable“ mention at the Paris Universal Exposition for his painting Autumn at Giverny (the New Moon).
1890 First solo exhibition at the St. Botolph Club de Boston.
1891 Paints a series of haystacks inspired by Claude Monet.Leaves Giverny for England, then california, then returns to his family in Boston.