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1887 in art

The year 1887 in art involved some significant events.

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Events

  • February (approx.) – Fourth annual exhibition of Les XX, at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels. Artists invited to show in addition to members of the group include Walter Sickert, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot and Georges-Pierre Seurat. The major work shown is Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
  • March 26 – June 8 – Third exhibition by the Société des Artistes Indépendants in Paris.
  • November 14 – Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval return to Paris from Martinique.
  • December (approx.) – Vincent van Gogh arranges an exhibition of paintings by himself, Émile Bernard, Louis Anquetin, and (probably) Toulouse-Lautrec in the Restaurant du Chalet, 43 Avenue de Clichy, Montmartre, Paris. Bernard and Anquetin sell their first painting; van Gogh exchanges work with Gauguin.
  • Vincent van Gogh begins his first Sunflowers series of paintings in Paris.
  • Walter Crane illustrates "The Architecture of Art" (included in his Claims of Decorative Art, printed later).
  • Charles Lang Freer's first Asian art purchase is a painted Japanese fan.
  • Sir John Everett Millais' painting Bubbles is acquired for advertising purposes by Pears soap.
  • Works

  • Atlanta Cyclorama
  • Lawrence Alma-Tadema – The Women of Amphissa
  • Otto Bache – Christian IV's Coronation, 1596
  • William Gerard Barry – Time Flies
  • Joseph Boehm – Jubilee Head of Queen Victoria on British coinage
  • Thomas Shields Clarke – A Fool's Fool
  • Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret – Breton Women at a Pardon
  • Pierre Puvis de Chavannes – Young Girls at the Seaside
  • Frank Duveneck – Elizabeth Boott Duveneck
  • Jean-Léon Gérôme – Omphale (sculpture)
  • Edward John Gregory – Marooning
  • Atkinson Grimshaw
  • Liverpool Quay by Moonlight
  • Prince's Dock, Hull (later version, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull)
  • Max Klinger – The Judgement of Paris (c. 1886–87)
  • Léon Augustin Lhermitte – The Gleaners
  • John Longstaff – Breaking the News
  • Albert Joseph Moore – Midsummer
  • Walter Osborne – On Suffolk Sands
  • Eilif Peterssen – Summer Evening and Nocturne
  • Ilya Repin – Portrait of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
  • Theodore Roussel – Reading Girl
  • Valentin Serov
  • Girl with Peaches («Девочка с персиками», Devochka s Persikami)
  • Self-portrait
  • Paul Signac – The Town Beach, Collioure
  • Solomon Joseph Solomon – Samson and Delilah
  • Henry Tanworth Wells – Victoria Regina (second version)
  • January to June

  • January 3 – August Macke, German Expressionist painter (died 1914).
  • February 5 – Albert Paris Gütersloh, Austrian painter and writer (died 1973).
  • March 23 – Juan Gris, Spanish painter and sculptor (died 1927).
  • March 25 – Josef Čapek, Czech painter (died 1945).
  • April 29 – Stanley Cursiter, Scottish painter and curator (died 1976).
  • May – Jacob Steinhardt, German-born Israeli painter and woodcut artist (died 1968).
  • May 12 – Leo Michelson, Latvian-American painter and sculptor (died 1978).
  • May 21
  • Barker Fairley, English-born Canadian painter, writer, and educator (died 1986).
  • Paul Maze, French-born Post-Impressionist painter (died 1979).
  • May 30 – Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian sculptor (died 1964).
  • June 20 – Kurt Schwitters, German Dadaist painter and writer (died 1948).
  • July to December

  • July 7 – Marc Chagall, Russian-Belarusian-French painter (died 1985).
  • July 28 – Marcel Duchamp, influential French artist (died 1968).
  • September 24 – Frank Newbould, English poster artist (died 1951).
  • October 6 – Le Corbusier, French architect and painter (died 1965).
  • October 9 – Manuel Ortiz de Zárate, Chilean painter (died 1946).
  • October 13 – Kate Lechmere, English painter associated with the Vorticists and milliner (died 1976).
  • November 1 – L. S. Lowry, English painter (died 1976).
  • November 15 – Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter (died 1986).
  • Deaths

  • March 24 – Ivan Kramskoi, painter and art critic (born 1837)
  • May 20 - Paul Emile Chappuis, photographer (born 1816)
  • June 4 – Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, French sculptor and painter (born 1824)
  • June 5 – Hans von Marées, painter (born 1837)
  • July 8 – John Wright Oakes, landscape painter (born 1820)
  • July 17 – Nicaise de Keyser, painter (born 1813)
  • August 19 – Alvan Clark, American astronomer, telescope maker, portrait painter and engraver (born 1804)
  • December 19
  • August Becker, painter (born 1821)
  • François Bonvin, realist painter (born 1817)
  • date unknown - Giovanni Battista Amendola, sculptor (born 1848)
  • References

    1887 in art Wikipedia


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