Chronologie

1856
Born in Douai
1878
After training under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran in Lille, enrolled at the Écoles Académiques de Dessin et d'Architecture in Lille to continue his studies under Alphonse-Victor Colas
1881
Moved to Paris
1883
Changed his name since it was too similar to that of Henri-Eugène Delacroix
1883
Travelled to the South of France and discovered his enthusiasm for landscape painting
1884
Met Seurat and Signac, who would soon establish the Neo-Impressionist movement.
1891
Painted his first picture in the pointillist-divisionist manner
1903
Trip to Venice, inspired him to work in watercolours and oils
1904
Met Matisse at Saint-Tropez, who was duly impressed and even influenced by Cross's work
1905
Solo show at Druet, which marked the acme of his success
1908
Trip to Italy
1910
Died in Saint-Clair