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1908 in art

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1908 in art

Events

  • February – The Ashcan School ("the Eight") give their first and only exhibition, opening at the Macbeth Gallery in New York.
  • March 20–May 2 – Salon des Indépendants in Paris gives rise to the term "Cubism" (cubisme).
  • May – Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky produces a color photographic portrait of Leo Tolstoy.
  • July – Allied Artists' Association holds its first exhibition, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • July 29 – The Whitworth Art Gallery building in Manchester (England) is formally opened.
  • November – Georges Braque exhibits at Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler's Paris gallery; critic Louis Vauxcelles describes him as "reducing everything... to geometric schemas, to cubes."
  • Hugh Lane founds the Dublin City Gallery, the world's first to display only modern art.
  • Paul Ranson founds the Académie Ranson in Paris.
  • The British Medical Association Building, London, designed by Charles Holden with eighteen controversial nude sculptures by Jacob Epstein, is completed.
  • Wassily Kandinsky settles in the Bavarian town of Murnau am Staffelsee and begins a series of paintings inspired by the local landscape.
  • The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna rejects (for the second time) Adolf Hitler's application to study painting.
  • Australian painter Arthur Streeton marries violinist Nora Clench.
  • Works

  • George Bellows – Steaming Streets
  • László Beszédes – Joseph (slave) (sculpture)
  • Pierre Bonnard – Woman in a Blue Hat
  • Constantin Brâncuși
  • The Kiss (sculpture)
  • The Wisdom of the Earth (wood sculpture)
  • Georges Braque – Le Viaduc de L'Estaque
  • Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
  • Fantasy (triptych)
  • Prelude and Fugue (diptych )
  • Sonatas
  • Sonata of the Pyramids
  • Sonata of the Sea
  • Sonata of the Serpent
  • Sonata of the Summer
  • Sonata of the Stars
  • Henri-Edmond Cross – Cypresses at Cagnes
  • André Derain – Landscape in Provence
  • Herbert James Draper – The Water Nymph
  • Thomas Eakins – William Rush and His Model (two versions)
  • Florence Fuller – Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett (approximate date)
  • J. W. Godward
  • A Classical Lady
  • A Grecian Girl
  • Ismenia
  • Erich Heckel – Weisses Haus in Dangast
  • Lewis Hine – Girl Worker in a Carolina Cotton Mill (photograph)
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Street, Dresden
  • Gustav Klimt – The Kiss
  • Laura Knight – The Beach
  • Carl Larsson – Gustav Vasas intåg i Stockholm 1523 (Nationalmuseum)
  • Henri Matisse
  • Bathers with a Turtle
  • The Dessert: Harmony in Red ("The Red Room")
  • Game of Bowls
  • Portrait of Greta Moll
  • Amedeo Modigliani – The Jewess
  • Piet Mondrian – Avond
  • Claude Monet
  • The Grand Canal, Venice
  • Palace From Molo, Venice
  • San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
  • Mikhail Nesterov – Portrait of B. M. Nesterov
  • William Ordway Partridge – Alexander Hamilton (sculpture, New York City)
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Portrait of Ambroise Vollard
  • Otto Schumann – Lewis and Clark Memorial Column (Portland, Oregon)
  • Carl Seffner – Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach (outside St. Thomas Church, Leipzig)
  • Walter Sickert – The Camden Town Murder (group of paintings)
  • Marianne Stokes – Madonna and Child
  • Pedro Subercaseaux
  • Cabildo abierto del 22 de mayo de 1810
  • Mariano Moreno en su mesa de trabajo
  • Douglas Tilden – California Volunteers (sculpture, San Francisco)
  • Sydney Curnow Vosper – Salem
  • J. W. Waterhouse – Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
  • January to June

  • January 18 – Humberto Rosa, painter (d. 1982)
  • February 12 – Jean Effel, French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist (d. 1948)
  • February 26 – Tex Avery, American animator, cartoonist, and director (d. 1980).
  • February 28 – William Coldstream, English realist painter (d. 1987).
  • February 29 – Balthus, French modern artist (d. 2001)
  • March 13
  • Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
  • Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese-French abstract painter (d. 1992)
  • March 19 – George Rodger, English photographer (d.1995)
  • May 9 – Mary Scheier, American sculptor and academic (d. 2007)
  • May 16 – Anne Bonnet, Belgian painter (d. 1960)
  • June 24 – Helen Lundeberg, painter (d. 1999)
  • July to December

  • July 9 – Minor White, American photographer (d. 1976).
  • July 22 – Claire Falkenstein, American sculptor and painter (d. 1997).
  • August 22 – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (d. 2004).
  • August 28
  • Edith Tudor Hart, born Edith Suschitzky, Austrian-born photojournalist and communist agent in Britain (d. 1973).
  • Roger Tory Peterson, American naturalist, ornithologist, artist and educator (d. 1996).
  • August 30 – Leonor Fini, Argentine surrealist painter (d. 1996).
  • September 6 – Korczak Ziolkowski, Polish American sculptor (d. 1982).
  • September 14 – Peter Watson, English arts benefactor (k. 1956)
  • October 1 – Nicholas Marsicano, American painter (d. 1991).
  • October 21 – Jorge Oteiza, Spanish sculptor, painter, designer and writer (d. 2003).
  • October 27 – Lee Krasner, American abstract expressionist painter (d. 1984).
  • November 4 – EQ Nicholson, born Elsie Q. Myers, English textile designer and painter (d. 1992).
  • November 19 – Gisèle Freund, born Gisela Freund, German-born photographer (d. 2000).
  • December 3 – Victor Pasmore, English artist and architect (d. 1998).
  • December 23 – Yousuf Karsh, Armenian-Canadian photographer (d. 2002).
  • Full date unknown

  • Myron Stout, American abstract painter (d. 1987)
  • Umaña, Colombian artist (d. 1994).
  • Deaths

  • January 13 – Hashimoto Gahō, Japanese painter of the Kanō school (b. 1835)
  • April 13 – Aasta Hansteen, Norwegian painter, writer, and early feminist (b. 1824)
  • June 1 – Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867)
  • July 17 - Joseph Henderson, Scottish landscape painter (b. 1832)
  • August 30 – Giovanni Fattori, Italian painter and printmaker (b. 1825)
  • November 4 – Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter and draughtsman (b. 1883)
  • November 24 – Charles Henry Turner, American watercolourist and oil painter (b. 1848)
  • December 5 – Ernest Hébert, painter (b. 1817)
  • December 27 – František Bohumír Zvěřina, Czech painter (b. 1835)
  • date unknown
  • Leopoldo Costoli, sculptor (b. 1850)
  • George Earl, painter of sporting animals (b. 1824)
  • References

    1908 in art Wikipedia


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