1898 - Jean Fautrier is born in Paris.
1907 - His father dies. He and his mother move to London.
1917 - Fautrier is called to return to France to serve in the military.
1918 - In the war, Fautrier is wounded in the eye. He is discharged two years later.
1923 - Fautrier settles in Paris and creates his first prints.
1924 - Paul Guillaume, a merchant, buys some Fautrier paintings at an exhibition.
1927 - Fautrier makes a contract with Paul Guillaume and regularly exhibits in the Jeanne Castel gallery.
1928 - Fautrier begins his first lithographs for Dante’s Inferno.
1934 - Fautrier leaves Paris. His works are no longer selling due to the economic crisis. He becomes a ski instructor in the Alps for 5 years and does not paint very much during this period.
1943 - Fautrier is watched by the German military that search his workshop. Jean Paulhan informs Fautrier of a secure haven in the Parisian area: it was an institution for the mentally ill where Fautrier was able to hide himself.
1943 - Fautrier paints his first “Hostages”.
1947 - Fautrier meets the editor, Blaizot, who publishes several of his works: Orénoque, Madame Edwarda, Lespugue, Fautrier l'Enragé, The Alleluia, La Femme de Ma Vie. “Hostages” is exhibited in Drouin.
1949 - Fautrier develops a technique which is a mix of painting and engraving which he calls “multiple originals”.
1956 - Fautrier paints “Heads of the Partisan” after the invasion of Hungary.
1958 - Fautrier signs a contract with Michel Couturier who, with the printer Jacques David, re-prints the artist’s earlier plates and publishes new engravings.
1960 - Fautrier receives the International Grand Prize for painting at the Biennial exhibition in Venice.
1963 - The “Asparagus” by Françoise Mermoz is published, complete with text by Ponge and original Fautrier lithographs.
1964 - There is a major retrospective Fautrier exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Fautrier, now ill, cannot attend the show. He dies in Paris on the 21st of July of that same year.
1923 - Gallery Fabre, Paris, France.
1924 - Gallery Jeanne Castel, Paris, France, « Fautrier ».
1947 - Gallery René Drouin, Paris, France, « les otages et les sculptures de Fautrier ».
1956 - Alexandre Lolas Gallery, New York, USA, « The objects of Jean Fautrier ».
1957 - Gallery Rive Droite, Paris, «Fautrier, 30 années de figuration informelle ».
1958 - Gallery Apollinaire, Milan, Italy, « Fautrier, Tempere »
1959 - Gallery Hanover, London, England, « Jean Fautrier, paintings ».
1960 - Gallery Notizie, Turin, Italy, « Jean Fautrier ».
1960 - Gallery Lorenzelli, Bergamo, Italy, « Jean Fautrier ».
1964 - Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France, « Jean Fautrier, rétrospective ».
1964 - Gallery Michel Couturier, Paris, France, « Fautrier, recent paintings ».
1965 - Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France, « Hommage à Jean Fautrier ».
1949 - « Fautrier l’enragé » from Jean Paulhan, Ed. Blaizot.
1955 - « Les objets de Jean Fautrier » from Berne-Joffroy, Ed. NRF.
1957 - « Fautrier » from Michel Ragon, Ed. Musée de Poche.
1958 - « Fautrier » from André Verdet, Ed. Falaize.
1960 - « Fautrier, Matière et mémoire » de G.C. Argan, Ed. Apollinaire, Milan.
1960 - « Fautrier, Pittura et matiera » from Palma Bucarelli, Ed. Il Saggiatore, Milan
1963 - « Jean Fautrier » from Pierre Restany, Ed. Hazan.
1985 - « Fautrier, étincelles réfléchies » from Castor Seibel, Ed. Ire des Vents.
1988 - « Jean Fautrier » from Pierre Cabanne, Ed. de la Différence.
1990 - « Fautrier ou les outrages de l’impossible » from Yves Peyré, Ed. du regard.
« Jean Fautrier, les estampes », published by le cabinet des estampes of Genève and realized by Rainer Michael Mason, this catalogue list all the prints of Jean Fautrier : original lithographs, etchings as well as illustrated books.