20 April – Claude Monet moves to the house in Giverny which will be his main residence for the rest of his life.
28 October – Les XX established in Brussels by Octave Maus.
Michael Ancher – Redningsbåden køres gennem klitterne ("The Lifeboat is Taken through the Dunes")
Arnold Böcklin – Isle of the Dead (Die Toteninsel, 3rd version)
Gustave Caillebotte – Portrait of Henri Cordier
William Merritt Chase
Mrs Meigs at the Piano Organ
Portrait of Miss Dora Wheeler
John Collier – Marion Collier
Pierre Auguste Cot – The Storm
Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret – Hamlet and the Gravediggers
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Ludus Pro Patria
Luke Fildes – The Village Wedding
William Powell Frith – A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881
Jean-Léon Gérôme – The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer
A Hind's Daughter
To Pastures New
Sydney Prior Hall – The three daughters of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
Ivan Kramskoi – Portrait of an Unknown Woman
John Lavery – The Bridge at Grez
Benjamin Williams Leader – The Valley of the Llugwy
Charles-Auguste Lebourg – Labour (sculpture)
Konstantin Makovsky – A Boyar Wedding Feast
Claude Monet – Stormy Sea in Étretat
William Morris – Strawberry Thief textile design
Walter Osborne – Apple Gathering, Quimperlé
Paul Philippoteaux – Gettysburg Cyclorama
By the Seashore
Dance at Bougival
Dance in the Country
The Umbrellas (Les Parapluies)
Ilya Repin – Religious Procession in Kursk Province
William Wetmore Story – Chief Justice John Marshall (bronze)
A Little Nimrod
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – Self-portrait in a mirror
Jan van Beers – Portrait of a Young Woman
Vincent van Gogh
Cottages (continuing series)
Peasant Character Studies (continuing series)
Cows in the Meadow (lost)
Drawbridge in Nieuw-Amsterdam (watercolor)
Farm with Stacks of Peat
Farmhouse Among Trees
Farmhouses in Loosduinen near The Hague at Twilight
Footbridge across a Ditch
Landscape with a Church at Twilight
Landscape with Dunes
Landscape with Trees (watercolor)
Landscape with Wheelbarrow (watercolor)
Meadows near Rijswijk and the Schenkweg
Peatery in Drenthe
Three Figures near a Canal with Windmill
A Wind-Beaten Tree
Fritz von Uhde – Summer Resort
W. L. Wyllie – Toil, Glitter, Grime and Wealth on a Flowing Tide
3 February – Camille Bombois, French naïve painter (died 1970).
18 February – Jacques Ochs, French artist, épée and foil fencer and Olympic gold medallist (died 1971).
Francis Cadell, Scottish Colourist painter (died 1937)
Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (died 1976).
24 June – Jean Metzinger, French painter and art theorist (died 1956).
16 July – Charles Sheeler, American modernist painter and photographer (died 1965).
31 July – Erich Heckel, German painter and printmaker (died 1970).
19 August – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (died 1972).
14 September – Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter and draughtsman (died 1908).
9 November – Charles Demuth, American painter (died 1935).
4 December – Felice Casorati, Italian painter (died 1963).
24 December – Stojan Aralica, famous Serbian Impressionist painter and academic (died 1980).
26 December – Maurice Utrillo, French painter (died 1955).
date unknown – Charles Jourdan, French fashion designer (died 1976).
January 12 – Clark Mills, American sculptor (born 1810)
January 19 – Guillaume Geefs, Belgian sculptor (born 1805)
January 23 – Gustave Doré, French illustrator (born 1832)
February 26 – Miguel Ângelo Lupi, Portuguese painter (born 1826)
April 30 – Édouard Manet, French painter (born 1832; died following amputation)
July 14 – Edward Calvert, English painter and printmaker (born 1799)
August 19 – József Borsos, Hungarian portrait painter and photographer (born 1821)
November 24 – Albert Fitch Bellows, American landscape painter (born 1829)
December 11 – Richard Doyle, British illustrator (born 1824)
1883 in art Wikipedia