Richard Lindner is born in Hamburg, Germany.
Moves to Nuremberg with his family where his mother opens a custom-fitted corset business.
Moves to Munich.
Studies at the Künstakademie, Munich.
Moves to Berlin.
Returns to Munich to work as the art director for a publishing house.
Marries Elisabeth Schülein.
Flees to Paris where he works as a commercial artist and graphic designer.
Serves in the French army.
Moves to New York where he works as an illustrator for Fortune, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue magazines.
Becomes an American citizen.
Begins painting seriously.
Teaches at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.
His first solo exhibition is held at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York.
Begins painting full-time and teaches at the Akademie für Bildende Künste, Hamburg.
Teaches at Yale University, New Haven.
Marries his second wife, Denise Kopelman.
Dies in New York on April 16.