February 1 – Akron Art Institute opens in Ohio.
February 11–18 – Modern Art Week (Semana de Arte Moderna) at the Theatro Municipal, São Paulo, marks the start of Modernism in Brazil.
Gabriel Narutowicz, sworn on December 11 as first president of the Second Polish Republic, is assassinated by right-wing modernist painter and art critic Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta art gallery in Warsaw.
Lady Lever Art Gallery opens in Port Sunlight, England.
December 20 – Antigone by Jean Cocteau appears on the stage of the Théâtre de l'Atelier in the Montmartre district of Paris, with settings by Pablo Picasso, music by Arthur Honegger and costumes by Gabrielle Chanel. There are some protests by Dadaists.
Max Beerbohm's collection of caricatures, Rossetti and His Circle, is published in London.
Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Zaragoza, court painter to Alfonso XIII of Spain, is appointed director of the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
German psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn publishes Bildnerei der Geisteskranken (Artistry of the Mentally Ill).
Archibald Prize: W B McInnes – Professor Harrison Moore
Newbery Medal – Rene Paul Chambellan
Max Beckmann – The Iron Footbridge
Alvar Cawén – Sokea soittoniekka (Blind Musician)
Jean Charlot – The Massacre of the Templo Mayor (mural, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City)
Salvador Dalí – Cabaret Scene
Giorgio de Chirico – The Prodigal Son (Il figliol prodigo)
Lydia Field Emmet – Harriet Lancashire White and Her Children
J. W. Godward
Nu Sur la Plage
Juan Gris – Le Pierrot
Paul Klee – Twittering Machine
George Washington Lambert – Anzac, the landing, 1915
John Lavery – Michael Collins (Love of Ireland)
L. S. Lowry – A Manufacturing Town
Edward McCartan – Dream Lady (Eugene Field Memorial, Chicago)
Dugald Sutherland MacColl – On the Terrace
Bromley War Memorial (London)
Lancaster Monument (The Angel of Death, East Sheen Cemetery, London)
André Masson – Pedestal Table in the Studio
Joan Miró – The Farm
William Orpen – To the Unknown British Soldier in France
Maxfield Parrish – Daybreak
Charles Sheeler – Pertaining to Yachts and Yachting
Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Oval Composition with Abstract Motifs
January 11 – William Turnbull, Scottish-born sculptor (d. 2012).
January 17 – Robert De Niro, Sr., American abstract expressionist painter (d. 1993).
January 23 – Leon Golub, American painter (d. 2004)
March 3 – Louis Maratier, French post-impressionist artist and painter (d. 1998).
March 10 – Kiyoshi Yamashita, Japanese outsider artist
March 27 – Jules Olitski, American abstract painter, printmaker, and sculptor (d. 2007).
March 28 – Grace Hartigan, American Abstract Expressionist painter (d. 2008)
April 22 – Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (d. 1993).
April 24 – Richard Hamilton, English painter and collage artist.
May 7 – Joe O'Donnell, American photographer (d. 2007).
June 22 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer (d. 2002).
July 3 – Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, "Corneille", painter
July 25 – Fred Yates, English artist (d. 2008).
August 8 – Rudi Gernreich, Austrian American fashion designer (d. 1985).
September 3 – Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (d. 1976).
October 3 – John Craxton, English painter (d. 2009).
September 9 – Pauline Baynes, English book illustrator (d. 2008).
December 8 – Lucian Freud, German-born British painter and printmaker (d. 2011)
December 17 – Aart van den IJssel, Dutch sculptor (d. 1983).
December 31 – Theodoros Stamos, Greek American abstract expressionist painter (d.1997).
Ljubinka Jovanović, Serbian painter living and working in Paris and Belgrade.
February – Algernon Graves, art historian (b. 1845)
February 3 – John Butler Yeats, Irish painter (b. 1839)
February 5 – Paul Durand-Ruel, art dealer, patron of the Impressionists (b. 1831)
February 19 – Karl Isakson, Swedish artist (b. 1878)
March 16 – Reinhold Lepsius, painter (b. 1857)
May 15 – Leslie Ward ("Spy"), cartoonist (b. 1851)
August – Robert Bateman, painter, illustrator, sculptor and architect (b. 1842)
September 1 – Edmund Leighton, English historical genre painter (b. 1852)
September 5 – Georgette Agutte, painter (b. 1867)
September 8 – Léon Bonnat, painter (b. 1833)
October 18 – August Gaul, sculptor (b. 1869)
December 13 – John William Godward, English neo-Classicist painter (b. 1861) (suicide)
December 15 – Sir Sydney Prior Hall, English portraitist and illustrator (b. 1842)
Milly Childers, painter (b. 1866)
Marie-Hortense Fiquet, wife and model of Paul Cézanne (b. 1850)
1922 in art Wikipedia
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