March 12 – Whitechapel Gallery, designed by Charles Harrison Townsend, opens in London as one of the first publicly funded galleries for temporary exhibitions in the city.
May 11 – The Kraków Society of Friends of Fine Arts inaugurates its Palace of Art.
Julien-Auguste Hervé exhibits his paintings in Paris under the title Expressionismes.
Swedish-born painter Carl Oscar Borg enters the United States as a stowaway.
John Collier – In the Venusberg Tannhauser
Frank Cadogan Cowper – An Aristocrat answering the Summons to Execution, Paris 1791
Thomas Eakins – Portrait of Leslie W. Miller
Joseph Farquharson – Beneath the Snow Encumbered Branches
Stanhope Forbes – The 22nd January 1901: Reading the News of Queen Victoria’s Death in a Cornish Cottage
Paul Gauguin – Still Life with Hope
J. W. Godward
At The Garden Door
Winslow Homer – Searchlight on Harbor Entrance, Santiago de Cuba
Judith and the Head of Holofernes
Edmund Leighton – The Accolade
Adolfo Müller-Ury – portrait of Lulu Pfizer
Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo – The Fourth Estate (Il quarto stato, originally entitled The path of workers)
Portrait of Gustave Coquiot
The Wait (Margot)
Hay Harvest at Éragny
Morning, Winter Sunshine, Frost, the Pont-Neuf, the Seine, the Louvre (approximate date)
Henrietta Rae – portrait of Lord Dufferin
Ilya Repin – Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy Barefoot
Walter Sickert – The Rialto
Douglas Tilden – Mechanics Monument (San Francisco, California)
Stickande kulla, Kål-Margit ("Girl from Dalecarlia Knitting")
9 January – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973).
24 January – Cassandre, born Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, Ukrainian-born French graphic designer (d. 1968).
28 January – James Richmond Barthé, sculptor (d. 1989).
22 March – Greta Kempton, Austrian-American artist (d. 1991).
24 March – Ub Iwerks, American animator, cartoonist and special effects technician (d. 1971).
27 March – Carl Barks, American illustrator and comic book creator (d. 2000).
9 June – John Skeaping, English sculptor and equine painter (d. 1980).
July 5 – Len Lye, New Zealand-born kinetic sculptor and filmmaker (d. 1980).
July 15 – Pyke Koch, Dutch painter (d. 1991).
July 31 – Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985).
August 29 – Anna Zinkeisen, Scottish-born artist (died 1976)
September 14 – Lucien Aigner, Hungcvx arian photographer (d. 1999).
October 2 – Alice Prin ("Kiki de Montparnasse"), French artists' model and painter (d. 1953).
October 10 – Alberto Giacometti, sculptor.
November 7 – Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1980)
November 11 – Richard Lindner, painter (d. 1978)
December 1 – Charles Tunnicliffe, British wildlife painter (d. 1979)
December 5 – Walter Disney, cartoonist, animator and filmmaker (d. 1966)
December 27 – Stanley Hayter, English-born printmaker (d. 1988)
December 30 – Beauford Delaney, painter (d. 1979)
Roland Ansieau, French graphic artist (d. 1987)
Michael Cardew, English studio potter (d. 1983)
Dorothy Dehner, sculptor (d.1994)
Philip Evergood, painter, printmaker and sculptor (d. 1973)
Albert Swinden, English-born American painter (d. 1961)
January 17 – Paul Hankar, sculptor, designer and architect (b. 1859)
February 21 – Henry Peach Robinson, photographer (b. 1830)
March 17 – Jean Charles Cazin, landscape painter and ceramicist (b. 1840)
May 2 – Blaise Alexandre Desgoffe, French still-life painter (b. 1830)
June 5 – Dagny Juel, Norwegian-born artists' model (b. 1867) (shot)
June 8 – Edward Moran, English-born American marine painter (b. 1829)
September 9 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter (b. 1864)
October 24 – James McDougal Hart, painter (b. 1828)
November 6 – Kate Greenaway, illustrator (b. 1846)
December 23 – Edward Onslow Ford, sculptor (b. 1852)
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