Frederick and Mary MacMonnies
Frederick et Mary MacMonnies “Mabel Conkling“ 1904, oil on canvas, 219,7 x 114,3 cm (Frederick MacMonnies)
Mary Louise Fairchild
1880-1883 Mary Louise Fairchild attends at the Saint Louis School of Fine Arts in Missouri.
1880-1884 Frederick William MacMonnies stusies in New york with the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
1885-1888 Mary Louise Fairchild is awarded a three-year scholarship. She moves to Paris and enrolls in the Académie Julian.
1886 After two years at the Royal Académie of Fine Arts in Munich, MacMonnies attends the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he works in the studio of Jean Alexandre Falguière.
1888 Mary Louise Fairchild et Frederick William MacMonnies marry and share a studio in Montparnasse.
“Dans la nursery“ 1897-98, oil on canvas, 81,3 x 43,2 cm (Mary Fairchild MacMonnies)
1889 Mary is awarded a bronze medal at the à Universal Exposition in Paris for her Self-Portrait ; Frederick receives a distinction at the Paris Salon for Diane.
1890 The couple visits Giverny for the first time.
1895 They rent Villa Bêsche in Giverny. Birth of their first child, Berthe Hélène (Betty). Frederick teaches at the Académie Vitti.
1896 Frederick is named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Between 1896 et 1906, he devotes his time increasingly to painting
1898 The MacMonnies move to Giverny, to Le Prieuré (renamed Le Moutier in 1960). Frederick teaches at the Académie Carmen, but also at home in Paris and in Giverny.
1899 Birth of their third child, Ronald, who dies two years later.
1906 Mary becomes an associate member of the National Academy of Design.
1909 Divorce. Mary marries the painter Will Low, with whom she returns to the United States.
1910 Frederick marries Alice Jones, a former student.
1915) Frederick leaves France for New York
1916-1932 Frederic is commissioned and completes Memorial of the Battle of the Marne, which the United States offers to France as a token of gratitude for Gustave Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty.
1933 MacMonnies is named commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur.