February 20 – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto is first published, in the French newspaper Le Figaro.
May–June – Claude Monet's Water Lilies series of paintings are first exhibited, at Paul Durand-Ruel's gallery in Paris.
July 22 – Widowed Irish-born painter John Lavery marries Irish American painter Hazel Martyn.
Guillaume Apollinaire's first book of poetry is illustrated with woodcuts by André Derain.
Léon Bakst begins painting scenery for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, beginning with Cleopatra.
Robert Delaunay begins painting his Saint-Sévrin, City and Eiffel Tower series.
Lithuanian Jewish sculptor Jacques Lipchitz moves to Paris to study and work.
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque create the first works of analytical cubism.
Sonderbund westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler established in Düsseldorf.
Kunsthalle Mannheim established as a permanent art gallery.
Reformation Wall created in Geneva by Swiss architects Charles Dubois, Alphonse Laverrière, Eugène Monod and Jean Taillens with figures by French sculptors Paul Landowski and Henri Bouchard.
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is commissioned by Nicholas II of Russia to begin a record in color photography of his empire.
Henri Gaudier meets Sophie Brzeska at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema – A Favourite Custom (Tate Britain)
Giacomo Balla – Street Light
The Lone Tenement
Summer Night, Riverside Drive
Gutzon Borglum – Rabboni (sculpture, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)
Antoine Bourdelle – Hercules the Archer (bronze)
Milly Childers – The Terrace (Palace of Westminster)
Cyrus Edwin Dallin – Appeal to the Great Spirit (bronze)
Charles Fouqueray – La Reconquista de Buenos Aires
J. W. Godward
At The Thermae
A Classical Beauty
Winslow Homer – Right and Left
John Haberle – Night (New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut)
Erich Heckel – Bathers in the Reeds
Robert Henri – Salome
Wassily Kandinsky – The Blue Mountain
Promenade Along the Volga
Promenade Along the Volga II
Frances MacDonald – Sleeping Princess
Ambrose McEvoy – Euphemia
Jacek Malczewski – At the Source
Edward Middleton Manigault – The Rocket
Henri Matisse – Dance (I)
Gabriele Münter – Marianne von Werefkin
Fruit Dish (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Woman with a Fan (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
Howard Pyle – Marooned
Zinaida Serebriakova – At the Dressing-Table: Self-portrait
Return of Queen Zabel of Armenia
Lorado Taft – bronzes
Eternal Silence (Graceland Cemetery, Chicago)
George Washington (University of Washington, Seattle)
Albert Chevallier Tayler – Elizabeth Barrett Browning - The Anniversary: "I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need"
J. W. Waterhouse – Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
January 16 – Clement Greenberg, American art critic (d.1994).
January 25 – Joseph Solman, American painter (d. 2008).
February 7 – Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 1995).
February 12 – Zoran Mušič, Slovenian- born painter (d. 2005).
February 17 – Gertrude Abercrombie, American painter (d. 1977).
February 19 – Enrico Donati, Italian- born American Surrealist painter and sculptor (d. 2008).
February 26 – Michel Tapié, French artist, critic, curator, and art collector (d. 1987).
March 13 – Reynolds Stone, English wood engraver (d. 1979).
March 22 – Milt Kahl, American animator (d. 1987).
April 3 – Graham Stuart Thomas, English horticultural artist, author and garden designer (d. 2003).
April 30 – F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992).
May 17 – Giulio Carlo Argan, Italian art historian and politician (d. 1992).
June 14 – Ettore DeGrazia, American impressionist, painter, sculptor and lithographer (d. 1982).
June 26 – Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator (d. 1985).
July 13 – Marie-Thérèse Walter, mistress of Pablo Picasso (d. 1977).
September 14 – Peter Scott, English ornithologist, conservationist, painter (d. 1989).
September 28 – Al Capp, cartoonist (d. 1979).
October 13 – Herblock, political cartoonist (d. 2001).
October 28 – Francis Bacon, Irish-born British figurative painter (d. 1992).
November 5 – Milena Pavlović-Barili, Serbian painter and poet (d. 1945).
November 6 – Herman Rose painter (d. 2007).
December 25 – Philip Zec, British political cartoonist (d. 1983).
Gabriel Hayes, Irish sculptor and coin designer (d. 1978).
January 9 – Paul Gachet, French physician to artists, Impressionist art collector and amateur painter (b. 1828)
February 11 – Russell Sturgis, American architect and art critic (b. 1836)
February 20 – Paul Ranson, French painter and writer (b. 1864)
February 26 – Caran d'Ache, French political cartoonist (b. 1858)
April 20 – Hélène Bertaux, French sculptor and women's rights activist (b. 1825)
June 22 – Edward John Gregory, English painter (b. 1850)
August 23 – Adolf von Becker, Finnish painter (b. 1831)
November 9 – William Powell Frith, English genre painter (b. 1819)
November 21 – Peder Severin Krøyer, Norwegian painter (b. 1851)
November 23 – Otto Sinding, Norwegian painter (b. 1842)
November 25 – Cyprian Godebski, Polish sculptor and teacher (b. 1835)
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