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1912 in art

Events

  • January 5 (Old Style December 23, 1911) – Moscow Art Theatre production of Hamlet, designed by Edward Gordon Craig, opens.
  • May – The Blue Rider Almanac published in Munich, containing reproductions of more than 140 multi-ethnic artworks, articles on the visual arts and music and Vasilly Kandinsky's experimental theater composition The Yellow Sound.
  • June 26 – Austrian writer Frida Strindberg opens The Cave of the Golden Calf, a London nightclub decorated by Spencer Gore, Wyndham Lewis, Charles Ginner and Jacob Epstein with its motif by Eric Gill; it becomes a haunt of Futurists.
  • July – At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, American marksman, horse breeder and artist Walter W. Winans wins a silver medal for shooting and a gold in the sculpture category of the art competitions for his bronze statuette An American Trotter.
  • December 24 – William Zorach marries Marguerite Thompson.
  • In Paris, Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger publish the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", followed by André Salmon's La jeune peinture française including Histoire anecdotique du cubisme.
  • Ludwig Meidner begins producing his "Apocalyptic Landscapes".
  • Exhibitions

  • March – Exhibition of Italian Futurism transfers from Paris to the Sackville Gallery in London, organised by Robert René Meyer-Sée.
  • May 25–September 30 – Third International Art Exhibition organized by Sonderbund westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler, in Cologne (Ausstellungshalle der Stadt Cöln am Aachener Tor), featuring works by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Henri-Edmond Cross, Paul Signac and Edvard Munch.
  • Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition organized by Roger Fry in London.
  • René Lalique and Maurice Marinot independently stage the first exhibitions of their glasswares.
  • Works

  • Giacomo Balla – Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash
  • Vanessa Bell – Three portraits of her sister Virginia Woolf
  • George Bellows – Men of the Docks
  • David Bomberg – Vision of Ezekiel
  • Pierre Bonnard – St Tropez, Pier
  • Richard E. Brooks – John Harte McGraw (bronze sculpture, Seattle)
  • Paul Émile Chabas – September Morn (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Robert Delaunay – Simultaneous Windows on the City
  • Marcel Duchamp – Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2
  • Lydia Field Emmet – Self Portrait
  • Jacob Epstein – Tomb of Oscar Wilde (Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris)
  • E. Phillips Fox – Nasturtiums
  • Roger Fry
  • Portrait of Edith Sitwell
  • River with Poplars (approximate date)
  • Laura Gilpin – Basket of Peaches (color photograph)
  • Albert Gleizes
  • Les Baigneuses (The Bathers)
  • Le Dépiquage des Moissons (Harvest Threshing)
  • L'Homme au balcon (Man on a Balcony)
  • Passy, Bridges of Paris
  • J. W. Godward
  • Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
  • By The Wayside
  • An Offering To Venus
  • The Peacock Fan
  • Juan Gris – Verre et Bouteilles
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • Nollendorfplatz
  • Das Urteil des Paris ("The Judgment of Paris")
  • Vier Holzplastiken ("Four Wooden Sculptures" - painting of nude figures, Dallas Museum of Art)
  • Boris Kustodiev
  • Easter Greetings
  • Self-portrait
  • Jacques Henri Lartigue – Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. (photograph)
  • Fernand Léger
  • Grade Crossing
  • La Fumée (Smoke)
  • Woman in Blue
  • Wyndham Lewis – Smiling Woman Ascending a Stair
  • J. B. Manson – Approximate date
  • Self-portrait
  • Still Life: Tulips in a Blue Jug
  • Franz Marc
  • Atonement (woodcut)
  • Deer in the Woods II
  • The Dream
  • Horses Resting (colored woodcut, 1911–12)
  • In the Rain
  • Legend of the Animals (woodcut)
  • The Little Monkey
  • Red Bull (gouache)
  • Sleeping Shepherdess (woodcut)
  • Tiger
  • Henri Matisse
  • The Conversation
  • Le Rifain assis
  • Zorah on the Terrace
  • Jean Metzinger
  • Danseuse au café (Dancer in a café)
  • La Femme au Cheval (Woman with a horse)
  • Femme à l'Éventail (Woman with a Fan)
  • Au Vélodrome
  • L'Oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird)
  • La Plume Jaune (The Yellow Feather)
  • Amedeo Modigliani – Tête (sculpture)
  • Piet Mondrian – Gray Tree
  • Mikhail Nesterov – Crucifixion
  • Emil Nolde – The Prophet (woodcut)
  • William Orpen – Portrait of Gardenia St. George With Riding Crop
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Still Life with Chair Caning
  • Violon et raisins
  • Violon, verre, pipe et encrier
  • Charles A. Platt – Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (New York City)
  • Franz Roubaud – Battle of Borodino Panorama
  • Egon Schiele
  • Portrait of Wally
  • Self-portrait with Chinese lantern fruits
  • Kathleen Scott – Charles Stewart Rolls (bronze sculpture, Dover)
  • T. F. Simon – Second Hand Booksellers, Spring
  • Max Slevogt – The Singer Francisco D'Andrade as Don Giovanni in Mozart's Opera ("The Red d'Andrade")
  • Stanley Spencer – The Nativity
  • James Wehn – Chief Seattle (copper sculpture, Seattle)
  • January to June

  • January 7 – Charles Addams, American cartoonist (d.1988)
  • January 28 – Jackson Pollock, American painter (d.1956)
  • February 7 – Russell Drysdale, Australian artist (d.1981)
  • March 4 – Afro Basaldella, Italian painter (d.1976)
  • March 22 – Agnes Martin, Canadian-US painter (d.2004)
  • April 14 – Robert Doisneau, French photographer (d.1994)
  • April 21 – Eve Arnold, née Cohen, American photographer (d.2012)
  • May 8 – John Deakin, English photographer (d.1972)
  • June 4 – Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (d.1993)
  • June 8 – Harry Holtzman, American artist (died 1987)
  • June 11 – William Baziotes, American painter (d.1963)
  • July to December

  • August 1 – Rachel Baes, Belgian painter (d.1983)
  • August 23 – Keith Vaughan, English painter (d.1977)
  • August 29 – Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-born documentary photographer and cinematographer (d.2016)
  • September 4
  • Syd Hoff, US children's book author and cartoonist (d.2004)
  • Alexander Liberman, Russian-born painter and sculptor (d.1999)
  • September 5
  • Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German film actress, producer and photographer (d.2001)
  • Frank Thomas, US animator (d.2004)
  • September 23 – Tony Smith, US sculptor, visual artist and theorist on art (d.1980)
  • October 31 – Ollie Johnston, US animator (d.2008)
  • November 3 – Ida Kohlmeyer, US painter and sculptor (d.1997)
  • November 28 – Morris Louis, US painter (d.1962)
  • December 27 – Conroy Maddox, English surrealist painter, collagist, writer and lecturer (d.2005)
  • Deaths

  • February 14 – Mathurin Moreau, French sculptor (born 1822)
  • March 16 – Elizabeth Forbes, Canadian painter of the Newlyn School (born 1859; cancer)
  • March 29 – John Gerrard Keulemans, bird illustrator (born 1842)
  • March 31 – Robert Loftin Newman, American painter and stained-glass designer (born 1827)
  • April 15 – Francis Davis Millet, painter, sculptor and writer (born 1846) (died on board the Titanic)
  • May 2 – Homer Davenport, cartoonist (born 1867)
  • May 20 – Louis Hasselriis, Danish sculptor known for public monuments (born 1844)
  • June 25 – Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch painter (born 1836)
  • June 30 – John Ford Paterson, Scottish –Australian artist, president of the Victorian Artists Society (born 1851)
  • July 16 – Thomas Fitzpatrick, cartoonist (born 1860)
  • August 20 – Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (born 1838)
  • September 15 – John Leighton, book illustrator (born 1822)
  • November 1 – John Emms, painter (born 1844)
  • November 22 – Otto Lessing, sculptor (born 1846)
  • December 1 - John Moyr Smith, ceramic artist (born 1839)
  • December 8 – Tony Robert-Fleury, painter (born 1865)
  • December 23 – Édouard Detaille, painter
  • date unknown
  • Henry Allan, painter
  • Joan Brull, Catalan Symbolist painter (born 1863)
  • Nils Hansteen, Norwegian painter (born 1855)
  • Tadeusz Żukotyński, Polish count, professor, and painter (born 1855)
  • References

    1912 in art Wikipedia


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