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1917 in art

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1917 in art

Events

  • January – A drunken Amedeo Modigliani is ejected from a party for Georges Braque, by the hostess, Marie Vassilieff.
  • January 29 – Rodin marries his mistress, Rose Beuret; she dies two weeks later.
  • Eric Kennington, William Orpen, C. R. W. Nevinson, Paul Nash and William Rothenstein are sent as war artists to the Western Front from England.
  • De Stijl artistic movement is established by Theo van Doesburg.
  • The Allen Memorial Art Museum is established at Oberlin College in Ohio.
  • The Marc Chagall illustrated version of The Magician (דער קונצענמאכער, Der Kuntsenmakher) by I. L. Peretz (d. 1915) is published in Vilnius.
  • Works

  • Max Beckmann – Deposition (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
  • Lovis Corinth – Portrait of Julius Meier-Graefe
  • Marcel Duchamp – Fountain (readymade)
  • Jacob Epstein – An American Soldier (bust)
  • Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven – God (readymade sculpture)
  • J. W. Godward
  • The Fruit Vendor
  • A Lily Pond
  • Under The Blossom That Hangs On The Bough
  • George Grosz
  • The City
  • Explosion
  • Metropolis
  • Rudolf Alfred Höger – Nach dem Vorstoß, Russische Kriegsgefangene (After the Foray: Russian Prisoners of War)
  • Paul Klee – Ab ovo
  • Isidore Konti – Nymph and Fawn (bronze fountain)
  • Boris Kustodiev – Portrait of Countess Grabowska
  • Fernand Léger – The Card Game
  • L. S. Lowry – Coming from the Mill
  • George Luks – Houston Street
  • Henri Matisse
  • The Music Lesson
  • The Painter and His Model
  • Joan Miró
  • Portrait of Vincent Nubiola
  • The Village
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Anna Zborowska
  • Nu couché ("Reclining Nude")
  • Nude Sitting on a Divan
  • C. R. W. Nevinson
  • After a Push
  • Britain's Efforts and Ideals series of lithographs
  • A Group of Soldiers
  • A Howitzer Gun in Elevation
  • Over the Lines
  • Paths of Glory
  • The Road from Arras to Bapaume
  • Swooping Down on a Hostile Plane
  • A Tank
  • Hilda Rix Nicholas – Desolation (approximate date; destroyed)
  • Georgia O'Keeffe – Light Coming on the Plains series
  • William Orpen
  • An Airman – Lieutenant R.T.C. Hoidge MC
  • Blown Up, Mad
  • Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
  • German 'Planes Visiting Cassel
  • A Highlander Passing a Grave
  • Ready to Start: Self Portrait
  • Schwaben Redoubt
  • Self-portrait
  • Theipval
  • The Thinker on the Butte de Warlencourt (original pencil & watercolour version)
  • View from the Old British Trenches, Looking towards La Boisselle, Courcelette on the Left, Martinpuich on the Right
  • Pablo Picasso – Olga Picasso in an Armchair
  • Auguste Rodin – The Gates of Hell (sculpture unfinished at his death)
  • Egon Schiele – The Embrace
  • Zinaida Serebriakova – Bleaching Cloth
  • Charles Sheeler – Doylestown House – Stairs from Below (photograph)
  • John French Sloan – Passing through Gloucester
  • Alfred Stieglitz – The Last Days of 291 (photograph)
  • Tom Thomson
  • April in Algonquin Park
  • The Jack Pine (National Gallery of Canada)
  • The West Wind
  • Félix Vallotton
  • The Church of Souain in Silhouette
  • Senegalese Soldiers at the camp of Mailly
  • J. W. Waterhouse – Fair Rosamund
  • Christopher Williams – The Red Dress
  • The Enchanted Pose
  • Births

  • 20 February – Manny Farber, American painter and film critic (d. 2008)
  • 20 February – Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Icelandic-American painter (d. 2000)
  • 1 March – Tom Keating, English art restorer and art faker (d. 1984)
  • 12 March – Milton Resnick, American painter (d. 2004)
  • 24 March – Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (d. 2007)
  • 6 April – Leonora Carrington, English-born surrealist painter working in Mexico (d. 2011)
  • 12 July – Andrew Wyeth, American painter (d. 2009)
  • 11 August – Dik Browne, American cartoonist (d. 1989)
  • 28 August – Jack Kirby, American comic book artist, writer and editor (d. 1994)
  • 3 September – Anthony Robert Klitz, English artist (d. 2000)
  • 7 September – Jacob Lawrence, American painter (d. 2000)
  • 11 September – Daniel Wildenstein, French international art dealer and scholar (d. 2001)
  • 25 December – John Minton, English painter (d. 1957)
  • Deaths

  • January 15 – William De Morgan, English ceramic artist (b. 1839)
  • January 21 – Francesca Alexander, American illustrator (b. 1837)
  • February 10 – John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (b. 1849)
  • February 17 – Carolus-Duran, French painter (b. 1837)
  • March 27 – Moses Jacob Ezekiel, American sculptor working in Italy (b. 1844)
  • March 28 – Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (b. 1847)
  • April 23 – Robert Koehler, German American painter (b. 1850)
  • June 30 – Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (b. 1861)
  • July 8 – Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877) (drowned during a canoeing trip on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park)
  • September 27 – Edgar Degas, French painter and sculptor (b. 1834)
  • October 14 – Nathaniel Hone the Younger, Irish painter (b. 1831)
  • October 23 – Eugène Grasset, Swiss artist (b. 1845)
  • November 17
  • Sir Charles Holroyd, English etcher (b. 1861)
  • Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (b. 1840)
  • December 21 – Wilhelm Trübner, German painter (b. 1851)
  • (date unknown) – Raffaele Belliazzi, Italian sculptor (b. 1835)
  • References

    1917 in art Wikipedia


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