Though the well known time periods are from 1890 to 1905, the style can be seen in the preceding decade.
—Arthur Mackmurdo designs Wven’s City Churches.
—The Term Art Nouveau appears in print for the first time, describing Belgian artists’ group “Les XX.”
—Jules Cheret designs La Loie Fuller for Folies Bergere.
—Victor Horta designs the Tassel House.
—Henri de Toulousse-Lautrec paints Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris.
—Aubrey Beardsley designs The Peacock Skirt.
—Victor Horta designs the Hotel Solvay.
—Siegfried “Samuel” Bing opens the gallery, Maison de l’Art Nouveau
—Alphonse Mucha designs an advertisement for the play Gismonda for Théâtre de la Renaissance.
—Gustav Klimt paints Pallas Athene.
—Alphonse Mucha designs Le Pater.
—The Paris Metro opens using Hector Guimard’s designs for the entrances and pavilions.
—World’s Fair named Exposition Universelle opened, which featured the Art Nouveau style spread across many different mediums.