September 17 – Frida Kahlo is seriously and permanently injured when a bus in which she is riding collides with a trolleycar in Mexico City; she takes up painting while immobilized following the accident.
Josef Albers marries Anni Fleischmann.
Stanley Spencer marries Hilda Carline.
In Paris, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry sponsors the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts from April through October; the event gives a name to the Art Deco style. Le Corbusier's Pavillon d'Esprit Nouveau is so disliked by the organizers that they erect a six-meter-high fence around it.
First Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Pierre, Paris.
The Bauhaus moves from Weimar to Dessau.
Alfred Stieglitz begins taking his Equivalents series of abstract cloud photographs.
Franz Roh's Nach Expressionismus – Magischer Realismus: Probleme der neuesten europäischen Malerei ("After Expressionism – Magical Realism: Problems of the newest European painting") is published, introducing the term magic realism into cultural criticism.
Archibald Prize: John Longstaff – Portrait of Maurice Moscovitch
George Adomeit – Down to the Harbor
Pierre Bonnard – Nude at the Toilet Table
Henry Clive – Sultana (approximate year)
Lovis Corinth – Ecce homo
Otto Dix – Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber
Arthur Dove – The Critic
Lyonel Feininger – Barfüßerkirche in Erfurt I (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart)
Rudolf Frentz – Horsewoman
George Grosz – Portrait of the Writer Max Herrmann-Neisse
Edward Hopper – The House by the Railroad
Wassily Kandinsky – Yellow-Red-Blue
Tamara de Lempicka – Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti)
Joan Miró – Head of a Catalan Peasant (sequence completed)
Hilda Rix Nicholas – Les fleurs dédaignées
Pablo Picasso – The Three Dancers
Veno Pilon – Russian Woman
Georg Schrimpf – Martha Reading a Letter
Charles Sheeler – Still Life
Alexej von Jawlensky – Abstract Head: Desire
Xu Beihong – Jiang Biwei by a table
Wäinö Aaltonen – Statue of Paavo Nurmi
Josep Clarà – Serenity
Jacob Epstein – Rima (memorial to W. H. Hudson in Hyde Park, London)
Emmanuel Frémiet – Joan of Arc (copy in Portland, Oregon)
Daniel Chester French – Statue of Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.)
Alberto Giacometti – Torso
Charles Sargeant Jagger – Royal Artillery Memorial
Paul Manship – The Flight of Europa
Frederick Roth – Statue of Balto, Central Park
Francis Derwent Wood – Machine Gun Corps Memorial
Mario Merz, Italian artist (d. 2003).
Kossa Bokchan, Serbian painter (d. 2009).
17 January – Duane Hanson, American sculptor (d. 1996).
23 January – James Bingham, Northern Irish painter (d. 2009).
12 February – Joan Mitchell, American Abstract Expressionist painter (d. 1992).
22 February – Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000).
10 March – Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (d. 1990).
13 March – Jane Bown, English portrait photographer (d. 2014).
29 March – Sava Stojkov, Serbian painter (d. 2014).
4 April – Emmett Williams, American poet and Fluxus artist (d. 2007).
29 April – Iwao Takamoto, Japanese American animator, television producer and film director (d. 2007).
16 May – Hannes Hegen, German cartoonist and illustrator (d. 2014).
22 May – Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1991).
23 July – Burt Glinn, American photographer (d. 2008).
26 August – Robert Colescott, American artist (d. 2009).
22 October – Robert Rauschenberg, American artist (d. 2008).
28 October – Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006).
18 December – John Szarkowski, American photographer, curator, historian and critic (d. 2007).
date unknown – Panayiotis Tetsis, Greek painter.
January 8 – George Bellows (b. 1882)
March 1 – Ramon Pichot, mentor of Salvador Dalí
March 8 – Juliette Wytsman, Belgian painter (b. 1866)
April 14 – John Singer Sargent, painter (b. 1856)
May 2 – Jan Štursa, sculptor (b. 1880)
July 17 – Lovis Corinth, painter and printmaker (b. 1858)
July 28 – Léon Augustin Lhermitte, genre painter (b. 1844)
August 21 – Karl Brendel, schizophrenic outsider artist (b. 1871)
September 17 – Carl Eytel, German American artist (b. 1862)
September 25 – Charles Cottet, post-impressionist painter (b. 1863)
November 27 – Roger de La Fresnaye, painter (b. 1885)
December 18 – Sir Hamo Thornycroft, sculptor (b. 1850)
December 29 – Félix Vallotton, painter and graphic artist (b. 1865)
date unknown – Vladislav Titelbah, Serbian painter (b. 1847).
1925 in art Wikipedia