1405-6 Recorded as a painter in Tournai. Most scholars believe him to be the painter identified in the nineteenth century as The Master of Flémalle.
1410 Becomes a citizen of Tournai. We can probably therefore conclude that Campin was not born in the town.
1423 Becomes Dean of the painters guild and following a revolt against aristocratic rule, he is also a member the Committee of Six, which oversees the finances of Tournai.
1427 Four apprentices are listed as being employed in his workshop including a Rogelet de Pasture who has been identified as Rogier van der Weyden.
1428 He is employed by the municipality on a mural (now destroyed) in the Halle des Jurez in Tournai.
1429 After the democratically elected town government is crushed in 1428, Campin refuses to give evidence against its former leaders. He is fined and required to undertake a pilgrimage to Provence.
1432 Campin is charged with immorality as he has been living with a woman other than his wife. He is sentenced to banishment for one year but the Countess of Hainault intercedes and the sentence is commuted to a fine.
1444 Dies in Tournai.
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Robert Campin - Selected Works
1410-20 The Entombment, London, Courtauld Institute Galleries
c1425 Nativity, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts
1420-30 Crucified Thief with Two Onlookers, Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut
1425-30 Merode Altarpiece (Annunciation Triptych), New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Cloisters)
1430 Portrait of a Man, London, National Gallery
1430 Portrait of a Woman, London, National Gallery