February – British War Memorials Committee formed to commission artworks to create a memorial to the World War I.
February 16 – Joan Miró's first solo exhibition opens at the Dalmau Gallery; his work is ridiculed and defaced.
March – C. R. W. Nevinson has an exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in London. His war painting Paths of Glory, condemned by the British Army censor for its depiction of dead soldiers, is displayed by the artist with a brown paper strip across the bodies bearing the word "Censored" and subsequently replaced in the exhibition by a painting of a tank.
May – Stanley Spencer, a serving British Army soldier, is appointed as an official war artist. A similar appointment is made this year for Australian soldier Frank R. Crozier.
May 3 – William Orpen's exhibition War opens in London; the paintings are donated to the British government. He is knighted in June.
May 11 – Paul Nash's exhibition The Void of War opens at the Leicester Galleries in London.
June 18 – Pablo Picasso marries Olga Khoklova.
June – Alfred Stieglitz begins nude photography of Georgia O'Keeffe.
October 15 – Kunsthalle Bern opened.
November 3 – The Robespierre Monument (Moscow), designed by Beatrice Yuryevna Sandomierz, is unveiled; it collapses four days later.
December 3 – Founding of the November Group of expressionist artists in Germany.
Denver Art Museum opens its first galleries.
Frans Masereel's wordless novel 25 Images of a Man's Passion is published.
An Aircraft Assembly Shop, Hendon
The 'L' Press: Forging the Jacket of an 18-inch Gun, Armstrong-Whitworth Works, Openshaw
A Shell Forge at a National Projectile Factory, Hackney Marshes, London
Shop for Machining 15-inch Shells: Singer Manufacturing Company, Clydebank, Glasgow
Women Working in a Gas Retort House: South Metropolitan Gas Company, London
Victor David Brenner – Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain (Philadelphia)
George Clausen – In the Gun Factory at Woolwich Arsenal
Charles Demuth – Turkish Bath with self-portrait
Katherine Sophie Dreier – Abstract Portrait of Marcel Duchamp
Eric Enstrom – Grace (photograph)
Charles Buckles Falls – Books Wanted (poster)
Georges Gardet – Eternal Youth (gilded sculpture on Manitoba Legislative Building)
Mark Gertler – The Pool at Garsington
J. W. Godward
A Fond Farewell
Duncan Grant – The White Jug (finished version)
George Grosz – The Funeral
Eric Kennington – Gassed and Wounded
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Self-portrait as a Patient
Warning of the Ships
The Merchant's Wife
In the Factory
Wyndham Lewis – A Canadian Gun-Pit
Flora Lion – Women's Canteen at Phoenix Works, Bradford
John Hodgson Lobley
Outside Charing Cross Station, July 1916. Casualties from the Battle of the Somme arriving in London
The Queen's Hospital for Facial Injuries, Frognal, Sidcup: The Toy-Makers' Shop
José Malhoa – Autumn
Ivan Meštrović – Dr. Elsie Inglis (bronze bust)
Amedeo Modigliani – Portrait of Blaise Cendrars
Draft Horses, Lumber Mill in the Forest of Dreux
Kaita Murayama – Self-portrait
Oppy Wood, 1917, Evening
Over The Top
The Mule Track
We are Making a New World
Armistice Night, Amiens
Dead Germans in a Trench
The Mad Woman of Douai
Willard Dryden Paddock – Sundial, Boy With Spider
Portrait of Adele Besson
The First German Gas Attack at Ypres
A Shell Dump, France
William Strang – Lady with a Red Hat
Henry Tonks – An Advanced Dressing Station in France
Viktor Vasnetsov – Frog Princess
Edward Wolfe – Still Life with Omega Cat
Francis Derwent Wood – Canada's Golgotha (bronze)
William Lionel Wyllie – Battle of the Falkland Islands, 1914
6 February – Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, painter, and art collector (d. 2007).
7 February – Markey Robinson, Irish painter (d. 1999).
12 March – Elaine de Kooning, American abstract expressionist painter (d. 1989).
10 April – Cornell Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and photo curator (d. 2008).
9 May – Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (d. 2006).
10 May – Desmond MacNamara, Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)
11 July – Roy Krenkel, American illustrator (d. 1983).
25 July – Jane Frank, American painter, sculptor, mixed media artist and textile artist (d. 1986).
8 August – Brian Stonehouse, English painter and Special Operations Executive agent during World War II (d. 1998).
22 September – Cleve Gray, American Abstract expressionist painter (d. 2004).
7 October – Mimmo Rotella, Italian artist and poet (d. 2006).
8 November – Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (d. 2015).
14 December – Jack Cole, American comic book artist (d. 1958).
18 December – Kali, born Hanna Gordziałkowska, Polish-born portrait painter and Resistance agent during World War II (d. 1998).
January 7 – Rista Vukanović, Serbian Impressionist painter and husband of painter Beta Vukanović (b. 1873)
February 6 – Gustav Klimt, Austrian Symbolist painter (b. 1862)
April 9 – Niko Pirosmani, Georgian painter (b. 1862)
April 1 – Isaac Rosenberg, English painter and poet (b. 1890)
April 23 – Paul Sébillot, Breton painter and author (b. 1842)
May 19 – Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (b. 1853)
June 28 – Albert Henry Munsell, American inventor of the Munsell color system (b. 1858)
October 9 – Raymond Duchamp-Villon, French sculptor (b. 1876)
October 30 – Egon Schiele, Austrian painter (b. 1890)
November 20 – John Bauer, Swedish illustrator (in shipwreck) (b. 1882)
December 22 – Charles Edward Perugini, English painter (b. 1839)
December 23 – Thérèse Schwartze, Dutch portrait painter (b. 1851)
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