|Covid-19|April 10–May 11 – Fourth Impressionist exhibition in Paris, arranged by Gustave Caillebotte at 28 avenue de l'Opéra.
Ford Madox Brown begins painting the The Manchester Murals in Manchester Town Hall (England).
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts established.
Guimet Museum of Asian art established in Lyon, France.
Museum of Fine Arts Berne established in Switzerland.
Kate Greenaway's first book, with her own colour illustrations, Under the Window: Pictures & Rhymes for Children, is published in London.
Michael Ancher – Vil han klare pynten (Will he round the point)
Albert Fitch Bellows – The Parsonage
William-Adolphe Bouguereau – The Birth of Venus
William Burges – Golden Bed
Edward Burne-Jones – The Annunciation
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
Portrait of Henri Michel-Lévy in his studio
Portraits at the Stock Exchange
Gustave Achille Guillaumet – Laghouat in the Algerian Sahara
Ivan Kramskoi – Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
George Dunlop Leslie – Alice in Wonderland
Self-Portrait with Palette
In the Conservatory
Albert Joseph Moore – Topaz
Vasily Perov – Pugachev's Judgement
Pierre-Auguste Renoir – The Dreamer
John Singer Sargent
In the Luxembourg Gardens (Luxembourg Gardens at Twilight)
Portrait of Carolus-Duran
Charlotte Schreiber – The Croppy Boy (The Confession of an Irish Patriot)
James Tissot – Mrs. Newton with a Parasol (approximate date)
January 13 – William Reid Dick, Scottish sculptor (died 1961)
March 27 – Edward Steichen, American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator (died 1973)
July 26 – Maria Bal, Polish model (died 1955)
September 23 – Charles Camoin, painter (died 1965)
October 22 – Sir Matthew Smith, painter (died 1959)
December 18 – Paul Klee, painter (died 1940)
January 26 – Julia Margaret Cameron, British photographer in Ceylon (born 1815)
February 10 – Honoré Daumier, French painter, sculptor and caricaturist (born 1808)
March 21 - Valentine Bartholomew, English flower painter (born 1799)
March 27 – Hércules Florence, painter and pioneer photographer (born 1817)
March 30 – Thomas Couture, painter and art teacher (born 1815)
May 8 – Henry Collen, English royal miniature portrait painter (born 1797)
June 24 - Eliseo Sala, Italian painter (born 1813)
July 7 – George Caleb Bingham, American realist artist (born 1811)
July 17 – Maurycy Gottlieb, painter (born 1804)
August 3 – Joseph Severn, English portrait and subject painter (born 1793)
September 5 – Camille Doncieux, first wife and model of Claude Monet (born 1847)
September 6 – Amédée de Noé, caricaturist (born 1818)
September 8 – William Morris Hunt, painter (born 1824)
November 2 – Abbondio Sangiorgio, Italian sculptor (born 1798)
November 18 – André Giroux, painter and photographer (born 1801)
December 1 – Franz Ittenbach, religious painter (born 1813)
1879 in art Wikipedia
Events from the year 1879 in art.