|Covid-19|October – Vincent van Gogh enrolls in a beginners art course at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
Fifth Impressionist exhibition in Paris, at 10 rue des Pyramides. The realist painter Jean-François Raffaëlli is also invited by Degas to exhibit.
Silver Studio founded by Arthur Silver in London for textile and wallpaper design.
Anton Mauve paints Changing Pasture; his palette and usage of colour influences Vincent van Gogh.
Michael Ancher marries fellow painter Anna Brøndum.
National Gallery of Canada established in Ottawa.
Grand Prix de Rome, painting: Henri Lucien Doucet.
Grand Prix de Rome, sculpture:
Grand Prix de Rome, architecture:
Grand Prix de Rome, music: Lucien Joseph Edouard Hillemacher.
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi – The Lion of Belfort
Marie Bashkirtseff – Self-portrait
Arnold Böcklin – Isle of the Dead (German: Die Toteninsel, first two versions)
Thomas Brock – A Moment of Peril (equestrian bronze)
Lady Butler – The Defence of Rorke's Drift
Alexandre Cabanel – Phèdre
Boulevard des Italiens
Boulevard Seen from Above
In a Café
Interior, or Woman reading
A refuge, boulevard Haussmann
Man on the balcony, boulevard Haussmann
Man with a top-hat, seated by a window
Nude on a divan
Carl Conrads - Alexander Hamilton (granite)
Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville – The Defence of Rorke's Drift, 1879
Thomas Eakins – The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand
Giovanni Fattori – Quadrato di Villafranca
Charles Gauthier – Cléopâtre (plaster)
James Clarke Hook – Home with the Tide
Daniel Huntington – Portrait of John Adams Dix
Edward Lear – The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
Albert Joseph Moore – Rose Leaves
Adolph Alphonse de Neuville – The Defence of Rorke's Drift
Frank O'Meara – Autumnal greys (Forest of Fontainbleau)
William Quiller Orchardson – Napoleon on Board the Bellerophon
Edward Poynter – A Visit to Aesculapius
Fritz Schaper – Goethe Monument (Berlin)
Viktor Vasnetsov – Flying Carpet
Henry Tanworth Wells – Victoria Regina
February 1 – C. T. Loo, Chinese-born art dealer (died 1957)
February 8 – Franz Marc, German painter and printmaker, co-founder of Der Blaue Reiter (killed in action 1916)
March 21 – Hans Hofmann, German-born abstract expressionist painter and teacher (died 1966)
April 4 – William Russell Flint, Scottish-born watercolourist (died 1969)
April 7 – Alexander Bogomazov, Ukrainian painter, artist and modern art theoretician of Russian avant-garde (died 1930)
May 6 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German expressionist painter, co-founder of Die Brücke (suicide 1938)
June 10 – André Derain, French Fauvist painter (died 1954)
August 2 – Arthur Dove, American painter (died 1946)
August 22 – George Herriman, American cartoonist (Krazy Kat) (died 1944)
November 19 – Jacob Epstein, American-born British sculptor (died 1959)
January 4 – Anselm Feuerbach, German classicist painter (born 1829)
February 19 – Constantino Brumidi, American historicist fresco painter (born 1805)
September 8 – Wilhelm August Rieder, Austrian painter and draughtsman (born 1796)
October 10 – Giampietro Campana, Italian art collector (born 1808)
November 20 – Léon Cogniet, French historical and portrait painter (born 1794)
Philippe Joseph Henri Lemaire, French sculptor (born 1798)
Henry O'Neill, Irish illustrator and antiquarian (born 1798)
Nicolae Teodorescu, Moldavian, later Romanian church painter (muralist) (born 1797)
1880 in art Wikipedia
Events from the year 1880 in art.