Octavian Smigelschi is selected to paint the interior decoration of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sibiu.
George Frederic Watts (dies 1 July) opens the Watts Gallery in the English village of Compton, Guildford, for the display of his work.
Start of Picasso's Rose Period.
Georges Braque leaves the Academie Humbert.
Mary Cassatt is awarded the Légion d'honneur by the French government for her services to the arts.
British Impressionist painter Wilfrid de Glehn marries American portrait painter Jane Erin Emmet.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema – The Finding of Moses
Paul Cézanne – Mont Sainte-Victoire (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Walter Dexter – The Carpenter's Workshop
Herbert James Draper – The Golden Fleece
Florence Fuller – Summer Breezes
J. W. Godward
Dolce far Niente (second version)
In The Days Of Sappho
Thomas Cooper Gotch – Innocence
Vilhelm Hammershøi – Interior with Young Woman Seen from the Back
Gwen John – Dorelia in a Black Dress
Edmund Leighton – Vox Populi ("'A little prince likely in time to bless a royal throne")
Niels Moeller Lund – The Heart of the Empire
Frederick McCubbin – The Pioneer (triptych)
Herbert MacNair – The Gift of Doves
Henri Matisse – Luxe, Calme et Volupté
William Nicholson – portrait of J. M. Barrie
Portrait of Suzanne Bloch
Ilya Repin – Portrait of Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev
Franz Roubaud – The Siege of Sevastopol Panorama
John Singer Sargent – Mrs Wertheimer
Pavel Shtronda – Theotokos of Port Arthur
Enrique Simonet – The Judgement of Paris
Max Slevogt – Portrait of the Dancer Anna Pavlova
Allen Butler Talcott – Lyme Meadow (approx. date)
Viktor Vasnetsov – The Last Judgement (for St. George's Cathedral, Gus-Khrustalny, Russia)
Maurice de Vlaminck – Sous bois
The Flatiron Building
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll – Memorial to Colonial soldiers who fell during the Boer War, in St Paul's Cathedral, London
Hermon Atkins MacNeil – Coming of the White Man (Portland, Oregon)
Rudolf and Wolfgang Siemering – Beethoven-Haydn-Mozart Memorial (Berlin)
Larkin Administration Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (demolished 1950)
"French Primitives", an exhibition of pre-Renaissance French art in Paris.
8 January – Peter Arno, American cartoonist (d. 1968).
13 January – Oliver Messel, English stage designer (d. 1978).
14 January – Cecil Beaton, English photographer and stage and costume designer (d. 1980).
22 January – Kimon Evan Marengo, Egyptian-born British cartoonist (d. 1988).
6 February – Dorothy Canning Miller American curator (d. 2003).
22 February – Peter Hurd, American artist (d. 1984).
2 March – Theodor Seuss Geisel, American illustrator (d. 1991).
17 March – Chaim Gross, Austrian American sculptor (d. 1991).
31 March – Đorđe Andrejević Kun, Serbian painter (d. 1964).
Mary Adshead, English painter (d. 1995).
Arshile Gorky, Armenian-born abstract expressionist painter (d. 1948).
Jean Hélion, French painter (d. 1987).
Gabriel Loire, French stained glass artist (d. 1996).
24 April – Willem de Kooning, Dutch abstract expressionist painter (d. 1997).
2 May – Bill Brandt, German-born British photographer and photojournalist (d. 1983).
11 May – Salvador Dalí, Spanish surrealist artist (d. 1989).
14 June – Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and photojournalist (d. 1971).
2 August – Reg Parlett, English comics artist (d. 1991).
11 September – Daniel Brustlein, Alsatian-born illustrator (d. 1996).
23 October – Svetoslav Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1993).
13 November – Stephen Bone, English painter (d. 1958).
17 November – Isamu Noguchi, Japanese American artist and landscape architect (d. 1988).
18 November – Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian-American painter (d. 1990)
22 November – Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican caricaturist and painter (d. 1957).
30 November – Clyfford Still, American Abstract Expressionist painter (d. 1980).
11 December – Felix Nussbaum, German Jewish surrealist painter (k. 1944).
17 December – Paul Cadmus, American painter (d. 1999).
21 December – Jean René Bazaine, French painter, stained glass artist and writer (d. 2001).
Joseph Delaney, African American painter (d.1991).
Juan Bautista Garcia, Puerto Rican painter (d.1974).
Emerik Feješ, Hungarian and Serbian painter (d. 1969)
January 8 – Alfred Felton, art collector (b. 1831)
January 9 – Konrad Grob, painter (b. 1828)
January 10 – Jean-Léon Gérôme, painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
February 4 – Marie Firmin Bocourt, nature artist and engraver (b. 1819)
May 6 – Franz von Lenbach, painter (b. 1836)
May 8 – Eadweard Muybridge, photographer (b. 1830)
June 20 – Frederic Sandys, painter (b. 1829)
July 1 – George Frederic Watts, painter and sculptor (b. 1817)
August 25 – Henri Fantin-Latour, painter and lithographer (b. 1836)
September 3 – James Archer, portrait painter (b. 1823)
September 4 – Martin Johnson Heade, painter (b. 1819)
Émile Gallé, artist in glass (b. 1846)
George Anderson Lawson, sculptor (b. 1832)
October 4 – Frédéric Bartholdi, sculptor (b. 1834)
October 13 – Károly Lotz, painter (b. 1833)
December 7 – Adolf Waldinger, painter from Osijek, Croatia (b. 1843)
December 30 – John Horbury Hunt, architect (b. 1838)
date unknown – Edwin Hayes, marine watercolourist (b. 1819)
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