Born June 5th, Kremenchuk, Ukraine, to a traditional and poverty-stricken Jewish family. His father was the beadle of the synagogue. Mané-Katz studied in a heder and a yeshiva until the age of 16.
Studied at the Kiev Art School.
Arrived in Paris, studied at the the École des Beaux-Arts, in the studio of the academic painter Fernand Cormon.
At the outbreak of World War I, tried to enlist in the Foreign Legion but was rejected because of his shortness. Returned to Kremenchuk.
Studied at the School of Art in St. Petersburg (then Petrograd); was attracted to avant-garde art, and participated in an exhibition organized by the "Jewish Society for the Encouragement of Arts", which supported Jewish artists.
Returned to Kremenchuk at the outbreak of the revolution; appointed Professor at the Kharkov Academy.
Married Esther (Stera) Pikelna (divorced in 1932).
Settled in Paris and made his home in Montparnasse.
First one-man exhibition at Galerie Percier in Paris; participated in annual exhibitions at the Salon d'Automne, Salon des Indépendants, and Salon des Tuileries.
Acquired French citizenship.
First visit to Palestine, Egypt, and Syria. Visited the State of Israel frequently in the years that followed.
Escaped from Paris to America at the outbreak of World War II, lived in New York.
Returned to Paris, rented a studio in Montparnasse.
In the years that followed, he travelled widely and exhibited in Paris, Brazil, Geneva, London, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, &c.
Came to Israel during the War of Independence and had a one-man exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum.
Awarded decoration "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur " by the French Government, for his artistic activities.
Received a house in Panorama Road from the Haifa Municipality, which would become a museum containing his works and his collection.
Died September 9th after illness, and was buried in Haifa.
The Mané-Katz Museum opened to the public.