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1881 in art

Events from the year 1881 in art.

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Events

  • April – Sixth Impressionist exhibition in Paris, at Nadar's studio.
  • August 31 – English painters Thomas Cooper Gotch and Caroline Burland Yates marry at Newlyn.
  • The Société des Artistes Français is established, with William-Adolphe Bouguereau as its first president.
  • Vincent van Gogh returns from study in Brussels to his parents' home in Etten (Netherlands) where he produces a number of early works, including the start of his series of peasant character studies and still lifes (including Still Life with Straw Hat).
  • Art Gallery of South Australia established in Adelaide.
  • St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts established at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, under the direction of Halsey Ives.
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Ballads and Sonnets published.
  • Works

  • Lawrence Alma-Tadema
  • In the Tepidarium
  • Sappho and Alcaeus
  • Marie Bashkirtseff – The Studio
  • Jules Bastien-Lepage – Pauvre Fauvette
  • Alfred Boucher – La Piété Filiale (sculpture)
  • Frank Bramley – A Hopeless Dawn
  • Lady Butler – Scotland Forever!
  • Paul Cézanne – Self-portrait with olive wallpaper
  • Pierre Puvis de Chavannes – The Poor Fisherman (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
  • John Collier
  • Charles Darwin
  • Sir George Jessel
  • Edgar Degas
  • Little Dancer of Fourteen Years (sculpture)
  • Trotting Horse (California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco)
  • Stanhope Forbes – A Street in Brittany
  • Atkinson Grimshaw – Shipping on the Clyde
  • Ralph Hedley – John Graham Lough in His Studio
  • Jean-Jacques Henner – Saint Jerome
  • Max Klinger – Paraphrases about the Finding of a Glove (etchings, printed)
  • Benjamin Williams Leader – February Fill Dyke
  • Frederic Leighton
  • Bianca
  • Whispers
  • Juan Luna – The Death of Cleopatra
  • Édouard Manet
  • Dead Eagle Owl
  • Le Suicidé
  • Luc-Olivier Merson – Nôtre-Dame de Paris
  • Hendrik Willem Mesdag – Panorama Mesdag
  • Albert Joseph Moore
  • Blossoms
  • Yellow Marguerites
  • Giovanni Muzzioli – In the Temple of Bacchus
  • Jean-François Raffaëlli – Les déclassés (The Absinthe Drinkers)
  • Vinnie Ream – Admiral David G. Farragut (bronze, Washington, D.C.)
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Luncheon of the Boating Party
  • Pink and Blue
  • Ilya Repin
  • Polina Strepetova as Lizaveta
  • Portrait of Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Found (work finished but never completed)
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens – Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (bronze, Manhattan)
  • Henry Jones Thaddeus – La retour du bracconier (The Wounded Poacher)
  • James Tissot – Goodbye, on the Mersey
  • Viktor Vasnetsov
  • Alenushka
  • Three Tsarevnas of the Underground Kingdom
  • James McNeill Whistler – Portrait of Lady Meux in two completed versions:
  • Arrangement in Black, No. 5
  • Harmony in Pink and Grey
  • Births

  • January 4 – Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (committed suicide 1919)
  • January 5 – Pablo Gargallo, Aragonese painter and sculptor (died 1934)
  • February 4 – Fernand Léger, French painter (died 1955)
  • February 11 – Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (died 1966)
  • April 10 – William John Leech, Irish painter (died 1968)
  • July 29 – Jessie Traill, Australian printmaker (died 1967)
  • August 4 – Wenzel Hablik, Bohemian painter, graphic artist, designer (died 1934)
  • October 25 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor (died 1973)
  • December 8 – Albert Gleizes, French painter (died 1953)
  • December 31 – Max Pechstein, German painter (died 1955)
  • uncertain – William Conor, Irish painter (died 1968)
  • Deaths

  • January 3 – Anna McNeill Whistler, "Whistler's Mother" (born 1804)
  • January 24 – James Collinson, English Pre-Raphaelite painter (born 1825)
  • February 9 – Jacques-Édouard Gatteaux, French sculptor and medal engraver (born 1788)
  • March 11 – Thomas Brigstocke, Welsh portrait painter (born 1809)
  • May 24 – Samuel Palmer, English painter, etcher and lithographer (born 1805)
  • July 25 – Edward Charles Williams, English landscape painter (born 1807)
  • December 13 – John Quidor, American painter (born 1801)
  • December 14 – Berndt Godenhjelm, Finnish painter (born 1799)
  • December 21 - Francesco Hayez, Italian historical, portrait and political painter (born 1791)
  • References

    1881 in art Wikipedia


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