1861 Born in Montevideo on June 29th, son of Juan Figari de Lazar and Paula Solari.
1885 Assistant in the Treasury of the Ministers of Finance.
1886 Receives law degree. Named public defender in civil and criminal courts. Marries Maria de Castro Caravia. Takes long trip to Europe, visiting France, England, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Holland and Denmark. Studies painting in Montevideo with the Italian artist Godofredo Sommavilla.
1893 Begins career as journalist as founder and co-director of "El Deber" (Duty).
1895 Devotes himself to the defense of Ensign Enrique Almeida, accused of committing a crime in Chana Street in Montevideo. After four years of intensive activity he achives the absolution of his client.
1896 Deputy for Rocha District
1898 Joins the Council of State. Elected Secretary of the National Committee of the Colorado Party. Proposes a law for the creation of the School of Fine Arts.
1899 Elected Deputy for Minas District. Becomes Vice-president of The House of Representitives.
1901 President of Ateneo (Athenaeum). In this office, which he occupies in various periods, he promotes a variety of exhibitions and art contests.
1903 Advocate and Secretary of a Congress of leaders to deal with the cuestion of Constitutional Reform. Named Council for the National Department of Engineers.
1905 Honorary member of the Bureau de Conciliation Internationale in Paris. Participates in the commission on drafting the Administrative Code. Council for the Bank of the Republic, an office he holds until 1915.
1909 Member of the Board of Directors of the National School of Arts and Crafts, and the National Welfare Board.
1911 President of the River Steamship Company of Uruguay and Director of the state-owned Streetcars and Railroads.
1913 Trip to France.
1914 Elected honorary member of the Society of Uruguayan Artists and designated member of the Comité France-Amérique.
1915 Director of the National School of Arts and Crafts, entrusted with the reform of the school according to the plan he presented to its board in 1910 on technical education.
1917 Devotes himself once again to his law practice until 1919.
1920 Offered the Uruguayan ambassadorship in Peru, but he declines it.
1921 Locates in Buenos Aires, devoting himself completely to painting, which he has cultivated since his youth. Designated as council to the Uruguayan Legistlation in Argentina.
1924 Founding member of the Amigos del Arte Society (Friends of the Arts) of Buenos Aires.
1925 Moves to Paris, where he remains for nine years, planning and organizing exhibitions in Europe and the Americas.
1927 Death of his son and colaborator, the architect Juan Carlos Figari Castro.
1928 Designated as Plenipotentiary Minister of Uruguay on a special mission to London. Named Knight Commander of the British Empire.
1930 Uruguayan delegate to the IberoAmerican Exposition in Seville, where he is awarded a gold medal. Grand prize for painting in the Uruguayan Centenial Exposition.
1933 Named Artistic Advisor to the Ministry of Public Education of Uruguay. In this office he works to make possible free artistic exchanges between Argentina and Uruguay. Return to Uruguay.
1934 Trip to Argentina which recalls his triumphs as a painter. Named Member in perpetuity of the Universal Cultural Union of Seville.
1938 Trip to Buenos Aires where he shows his paintings in the Amigos del Arte Society.
Three days after his return to Montevideo, he dies there on July 24th.
In his work as a journalist he used the name Lope Lopez, while signing his paintings P. Figari, P. Weber and P. Merlin.
*excerpt from the book 'Figari', 1984, by Samuel Oliver from the collection "Artistas de Americas".