May – The Brotherhood of The Linked Ring is founded by Henry Peach Robinson in England to promote photography as a fine art
November – "The Munch Affair": Adelsteen Normann, on behalf of the Union of Berlin Artists, invites Edvard Munch to stage a one-man exhibition. However, his paintings evoke bitter controversy and after one week the exhibition is closed; Munch's paintings are moved to the Equitable Palast.
James McNeill Whistler stages his major retrospective exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet pieces at Goupil & Cie's London gallery, then moves to Paris.
Claude Monet begins painting his Rouen Cathedral series
Legion of Honour (France) – James McNeill Whistler
Ivan Aivazovsky – Brig "Mercury" Attacked by Two Turkish Ships
José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior – Leitura ("Reading")
John Henry Frederick Bacon – The Wedding Morning
Portrait of the artist
Gustaf Cederström – Magnus Stenbock in Malmö
John Collier – Lilith
Thomas Eakins – The Concert Singer
Man of Sorrows (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp)
Aha Oe Feii?
Spirit of the Dead Watching
When Will You Marry?
J. W. Godward
At The Garden Shrine, Pompeii
Far Away Thoughts (two versions)
Leaning On The Balcony
With Violets Wreathed And Robe Of Saffron Hue
P. S. Krøyer – Summer Evening at Skagen. The Artist's Wife and Dog by the Shore
Sir Frederic Leighton – The Garden of the Hesperides
The Parisian Life
Peuple et Rois
Christmas Eve in Siberia
Self-portrait with palette
Francis Davis Millet
An Autumn Idyll
Between Two Fires
Albert Joseph Moore – Lightning and Light
The Artist's Sister, Inger
Evening on Karl Johan
John Singer Sargent – Mrs. Hugh Hammersley
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
La Goulue arriving at the Moulin Rouge (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
At the Moulin Rouge
At the Moulin Rouge: two women waltzing
Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge
Posters for Aristide Bruant
Henry Scott Tuke – Mrs Florence Humphris
Bathers on a Summer Evening (1892–93)
Édouard Vuillard – Self-Portrait
Christopher Columbus (Sunol), New York City
Charles E. Barber – United States Barber coinage
Jean-Léon Gérôme – Bellona
The Diamond Trellis Egg is presented to Maria Feodorovna by her husband Alexander III of Russia
13 February – Grant Wood, painter (died 1942).
14 May – Marjorie Watson-Williams, English painter (died 1984).
30 May – Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (died 1972).
31 May – Michel Kikoine, painter (died 1968).
15 July – Walter Benjamin, German philosopher, "comparatists" and art critic (died 1940).
July 19 – Suzanne Malherbe, French illustrator and designer (died 1972).
July 24 – Marcel Gromaire, French painter (died 1971).
7 August – Einar Forseth, Swedish artist.
16 August – Otto Messmer, American animator (died 1983).
11 October – Anton Räderscheidt, German painter (died 1970).
16 October – Adolf Ziegler, German painter and politician (died 1959).
23 November – Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer (died 1990).
7 December – Stuart Davis, painter (died 1964).
Lang Jingshan, Chinese photographer (died 1995).
Veljko Stanojević, Serbian painter (died 1967).
January 11 – Amanda Sidwall, Swedish painter and illustrator (born 1844)
January 14 – Alexander Jackson Davis, American architect and illustrator (born 1803)
January 20 – Louis Pierre Henriquel-Dupont, French engraver (born 1797)
February 27 – Louis Vuitton, French designer (born 1821)
March 3 – Fedor Solntsev, Russian painter and art historian (born 1801)
March 21 – Anthon van Rappard, Dutch painter (born 1858)
June 1 – Louis Janmot, French painter (born 1814)
October 5 – Albert Aurier, French Symbolist poet, art critic and painter (born 1865)
October 7 – Thomas Woolner, English sculptor and poet (born 1825)
October 29 – William Harnett, Irish American trompe l'oeil painter (born 1848)
John Lewis Brown, French painter (born 1829)
Walter Hood Fitch, British botanical artist (born 1817)
Serafino De Tivoli, Italian painter (born 1826)
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