1593 Born in Vic-sur-Seille, Lorraine (eastern France).
1617 La Tour marries Diane Le Nerf.
1620 Moves to live with his wife in Lunéville, where he specializes in religious and genre scenes. He engages an apprentice.
1621 La Tour’s son, Etienne is baptised (August 2nd) at Lunéville.
1639 Visits Paris. A document describes him as peintre du roi (Painter to the King).
1640s Receives a number of well paid commissions from the town of Lunéville.
1652 Dies in Lunéville.
c1615 The Quarrel of the Musicians, Los Angeles, J Paul Getty Museum
c1620 St Jerome Reading, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado
1615–20 St James the Minor, Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec
1615–20 St James the Greater , Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec
1615–20 St Paul, Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec
1620–30 Hurdy-Gurdy Player, Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
1630s The Fortune Teller , New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1632 St Thomas (Saint with a Pike), Paris, Musée du Louvre
c1635 The Magdalene with the Nightlight, Paris, Musée du Louvre
1635 The Card Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds, Paris, Musée du Louvre
c1638 Woman Catching a Flea, Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain
1640 Boy Blowing on a Lamp, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts
1620–40 The Card-Sharp with the Ace of Clubs, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum
1635–40 Penitent Magdelene, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art
1638–40 The Penitent Magdelene, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
c1640 Education of the Virgin, New York, Frick Collection
1640s St Joseph, the Carpenter, Paris, Musée du Louvre
1643 The Penitent Magdalen, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1634–43 St Sebastian Tended by St Irene, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
c1645 The Newborn, Rennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
c1650 The Young Singer, Leicester City Museum
1650–51 The Dice Players, Stockton-on-Tees, Preston Hall Museum