1874: Born on the 11th of May at Galtafell farm. The son of Gróa Einarsdóttir and Jón Bjarnason
1888: First communion at Hrepphóla church.
1889: Visited Reykjavík for the first time. Went to the parliament building and saw a gallery of paintings for the first time.
1891: Moved to Reykjavik. Studied at the commercial school Hermes and was tutored in English and drawing by Torhildur Hólm
1893: Sailed to Copenhagen and studied wood carving for a while with Sophus Petersen and C.B. Hansen.
1894-96: Was a student of Norwegian sculptor Stephan Sinding. Took evening classes at the Tekniske Selskabs school and studied drawing at the school of Gustav and Sophus Vermehren.
1897-99: Studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen.
1901: Presented his piece The Outlaws at the spring show at Charlottenborg.
1902: Went to Rome and lived there for over a year. Spent time in Berlin, Dresden, Munchen, Vienna and Florens
1903: Showed the piece Man and Woman at an art show in Das Kunstlerhaüs in Vienna.
1905: Took part in the shows of Die Frie Billedhuggere every year until 1909.
1906: The craftsman association hires him to make a statue of Ingólfur Arnarson
1907: The statue of poet Jónas Hallgrímsson unveiled in Reykjavík.
1909: Offers the Icelandic state all of his works in return for their transfer and safekeeping.
1909-10: Lives in Berlin
1911: The statue of Independence hero Jón Sigurðsson unveiled.
1912: Lived for two months in London. Also lived for a short while in Berlin and Amsterdam.
1914: The Icelandic parliament agrees to pay for the transport of his works from Copenhagen.
1914-17: Lives in Iceland.
1915: The statue of king Christian IX unveiled in Reykjavík.
1916: Construction on the museum building starts.
1917: Marries Anna Jörgensen (1885-1975). They sail to America where Einar works on the statue of Þorfinnur Karlsefni.
1919: Goes to Copenhagen to oversee the transportation of his works to Iceland.
1920: Moves to Iceland
1923: The Einar Jónsson art museum is opened.
1924: The statue of the settler Ingólfur Arnarson unveiled at Arnarhóll in Reykjavík. Is presented with the Knights Cross of the Icelandic order of the Falcon.
1930: Honorary Professor at the University of Iceland
1931: A statue of the politician and poet Hannes Hafstein unveiled.
1936: Awarded the Commanders Cross of the Icelandic order of the Falcon.
1944: The autobiography and his opinions on art are published. Awarded the Grand Cross of the Icelandic order of the Falcon.
1947: Awarded the Grand Cross of the Norwegian St. Olav order for his work as an artist. Awarded the Prins Eugen honorary medal for his work as an artist.
1954: Passed away on the 18th of October and later buried at Hrepphólar in Árnessýsla.