Born June 4, Stockholm, Sweden.
Makes his debut at 16 years of age as a poet with the poem “Thoughts About a Farewell” under the pseudonym of Charlie in ”Svenska Dagbladet” on February 18.
Moves to Paris to study for Fernand Léger.
Participates in the group exhibition ”Elèves de Fernand Léger”, Galerie St-Julien Le Pauvre, Paris.
Studies at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
Returns to Paris.
Solo exhibitions at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Galerie Samlaren, Stockholm.
Publishes the poetry collection ”Abra Makabra”.
Participates in the group exhibition ”Rörelse i konsten” (”Movement in Art”), Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Moves to New York, USA.
Presents a happening along with Öyvind Fahlström in the TV show ”Hylands hörna”, Sveriges Radio TV,
Publishes the public notice that was the basis for the ”Kilroy” project in the New York Herald Tribune, January 19–20:
”CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD Closed for holidays 1963–1972”.
Professor at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
Designs costume, set design, and light for the theater play ”Herr von Hancken” at the Royal Opera, Stockholm.
Publishes the book ”Prix Nobel”.
Designs set design with laser for ”Doktor Faust”, Royal Opera, Stockholm.
Moves to Bussigny/Lausanne, Switzerland.
Solo exhibition, ”Kilroy”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris.
Solo exhibition, Karl Flinker, Paris.
Solo exhibition, ”L’art pur l’or”, Studio Marconi, Milan.
Participates, in collaboration with Hans Bjelkhagen, in the exhibition ”Holography – the three-dimensional medium” at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.
Solo exhibition, Galerie Maeght, Zürich.
Solo exhibition, ”Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd: 25 Years in the Branch”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö.
Solo exhibition as first European artist, ”Lasers & Holography”, Museum of Holography, New York.
Solo exhibition, ”The Pratt-Müller Empire”, Bonlow Gallery, New York.
Solo exhibition, ”Caviart”, The Otis/Parson Art Institute, Los Angeles.
Solo exhibition, ”The Kafka Portfolio”, Petit Foyer, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Solo exhibition, ”Stil ist Betrug oder Gesammelte Werke”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover.
Solo exhibition, ”Zeichnungen und Skulpturen”, Städische Galerie zum Strauhof, Zürich.
The first Non Violence sculpture is placed in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA.
Publishes ”Look, I’m invisible!” The first part of his autobiographical trilogy.
Solo exhibition, ”Hors d’état de nuire”, Galerie Lucien Durand, Paris.
Suffers a stroke which paralyzes the right side of his body. Changes hand preference from right to left.
Solo exhibition, ”Dunster, nya arbeten”, Galleri Bengt Adlers, Malmö.
Solo exhibition, ”Das Graphische Werk”, Sprengel Kunstmuseum, Hannover.
Solo exhibition, ”CFR, porträtteckningar”, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
Initiates the project ”Non Violence”, a nonprofit with the aim to inspire, motivate, and engage young people on conflict resolution without resorting to violence.
Publishes ”Alias Charlie Lavendel 1952–1961”, the second part of his autobiographical trilogy.
Is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the art of holography.
England’s Rotary International grants the Paul Harris Fellow Award to the Non Violence project.
Solo exhibition, Ystads konstmuseum, Ystad.
Solo exhibition, Musée Jenisch, Vevey.
The ”Non Violence” project is granted the Daily Points of Ligth Award, which honors exceptional initiatives by the community and is awarded by the president of the USA.
Publishes ”Closed for Holidays – Memoirs”, the third part of his autobiographical trilogy.
Solo exhibition, ”Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd”, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg.
Solo exhibition, ”Wor(l)d – Paintings and Drawings 1954–1962”, Galerie Bel’Art, Stockholm.
Solo exhibition, ”Skuggor och glas”, Växjö Konsthall and Smålands Museum.
Moves to Rydebäck, Sweden.
Donates his ”Non Violence” series, comprised of 230 works, sketches, sculptures, and watercolors, to Landskrona Museum.
Exhibition, ”Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd – with compliments”, Belenius/Nordenhake, Stockholm.
Dies, May 3, Rydebäck.