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1915 in art

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1915 in art

Events

  • May – Ambrose Heal and others found the Design and Industries Association in London.
  • c. May – Publication of the first modern book illustrated with wood engravings, Frances Cornford's Spring Morning (published by The Poetry Bookshop, London) with engravings by the poet's cousin Gwen Raverat.
  • June 10 – The only Vorticist exhibition staged opens at the Doré Gallery in London.
  • October 24 – Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's frescos, Translation of the House of Loreto, in the Church of the Scalzi (Venice) are destroyed by an Austrian bombardment.
  • December 19 – Kasimir Malevich stages the 0.10 Exhibition and originates Suprematism.
  • Harper's Bazaar hires Erté to design its covers.
  • Edward McKnight Kauffer is given his first commission to design a poster for the Underground Electric Railways Company of London.
  • Shōzaburō Watanabe originates shin-hanga collaborative woodblock printing in Japan.
  • The first of the 'Etruscan terracotta warriors', forged by sculptor Alfredo Fioravanti with the Riccardi family, is purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
  • 14-year-old Alice Prin ("Kiki de Montparnasse") is posing (nude) for sculptors in Paris.
  • Works

  • George Bellows – Riverfront No. 1
  • Frank Weston Benson – Red and Gold
  • Umberto Boccioni
  • Charge of the Lancers
  • Horizontal Volumes
  • Marc Chagall – The Poet Reclining
  • William Merritt Chase – Self-portrait
  • Giorgio de Chirico – The Double Dream of Spring
  • Marcel Duchamp – begins producing readymades
  • Jacob Epstein – bust of Admiral Lord Fisher
  • J. W. Godward – In The Prime Of The Summer Time
  • Alexandre Jacovleff – The Violinist
  • Eric Kennington - The Kensingtons at Laventie
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • Brandenburger Tor
  • Self-portrait as a Soldier
  • Carl Larsson – Midvinterblot
  • Wyndham Lewis – The Crowd
  • Kazimir Malevich – Black Square
  • Henri Matisse – Le rideau jaune
  • Jean Metzinger – Soldier at a Game of Chess
  • C. R. W. Nevinson
  • La Mitrailleuse
  • Returning to the Trenches (approximate date)
  • Diego Rivera – cubist portrait of Ramón Gómez de la Serna
  • Isaac Rosenberg – Self-portrait
  • Ladislav Šaloun – Jan Hus Memorial (Prague)
  • Kathleen Scott – statue of her late husband Robert Falcon Scott
  • Zinaida Serebriakova
  • Harvest
  • Peasants
  • Fred Spear – Enlist (poster)
  • W. L. Wyllie – The track of Lusitania: view of casualties and survivors in the water and in lifeboats
  • Konstantin Yuon – March Sun
  • Anders Zorn – Self-portrait in Red
  • Births

  • January 3 – Jack Levine, American Social Realist painter and printmaker (d. 2010)
  • January 24 – Robert Motherwell, American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker (d. 1991).
  • February 11 – Mervyn Levy, Welsh artist and critic (d. 1996).
  • March 10 – Harry Bertoia, Italian-born American artist and furniture designer (d. 1978).
  • April 4 – Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (d. 2003).
  • April 6 – Tadeusz Kantor, Polish painter, Assemblage artist, set designer and theatre director (d. 1990)
  • April 15 – Elizabeth Catlett, African-American artist
  • May 3 – Richard Lippold, American sculptor (d. 2002)
  • May 20 – Sam Golden, American paint maker (d. 1997)
  • June 11 – José Caballero, Spanish artist (d. 1991)
  • June 17 – Gunther Gerzso, Mexican abstract painter (d. 2000)
  • August 14 – Mary Fedden, English painter (d. 2012)
  • August 28
  • Patrick Hennessy, Irish painter (d. 1980)
  • Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and author of children's books (d. 2008)
  • October 13
  • Terry Frost, English Abstract artist (d. 2003)
  • Ricco Wassmer, Swiss painter (d. 1972)
  • October 24 – Bob Kane, American comic book artist and writer (d. 1998)
  • November 9 – André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • November 26 – Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)
  • Deaths

  • February 25 – Flaxman Charles John Spurrell, English archaeologist and photographer (b. 1842)
  • April 3 – Nadežda Petrović, Serbian Fauvist painter (b. 1873)
  • April 9 – Karl Bitter, Austrian American sculptor (b. 1867)
  • May 7 – Sir Hugh Lane, Irish-born art dealer, collector and benefactor (b. 1875; killed in sinking of the RMS Lusitania)
  • July 10 – Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch marine painter (b. 1831)
  • July 11 – Albert Schickedanz, Austro-Hungarian architect and painter in the Eclectic style (b. 1846)
  • September 14 – Alfred Agache, French academic painter (b. 1843)
  • October 24 – Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and pioneer photographer (b. 1828)
  • November 28 – Kobayashi Kiyochika, Japanese ukiyo-e painter and printmaker (b. 1847)
  • December 22 – Arthur Hughes, English painter and illustrator (b. 1832)
  • date unknown
  • Luigi Crosio, Italian painter (b. 1835)
  • Kikuchi Shingaku, Japanese photographer (b. 1832)
  • Hilda Sjölin, Swedish photographer (b. 1835)
  • Krikor Torosian, Armenian illustrator (b. 1884; killed in Armenian Genocide)
  • References

    1915 in art Wikipedia


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