June–July – Christopher Wood paints in Brittany.
29 November – Première of the Surrealist film L'Age d'Or by Luis Buñuel (co-written with Salvador Dalí) at Studio 28 in Paris.
Theo van Doesburg produces a "Manifesto of Concrete art".
Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant complete the decoration of the dining room for Dorothy Wellesley at Penns-in-the-Rocks, Withyham, England.
Malvina Hoffman begins sculpting life-size figures for the Field Museum's Hall of Man.
Great Bardfield Artists community established in England.
Bernard Berenson publishes The Italian Painters of the Renaissance.
Milt Gross publishes his wordless novel He Done Her Wrong in the United States.
Spanish postage stamps depict Goya's La maja desnuda.
Approximate date – Gertrud Arndt begins a series of photographic self-portraits at the Bauhaus.
Archibald Prize: W B McInnes – Drum-Major Harry McClelland
April – Cercle et Carré exhibition opens at Galerie 23 in the Rue La Boétie, Paris.
Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious – Mural in refectory of Morley College, London (begun 1928; destroyed in The Blitz 1940)
Pierre Bonnard – Pots
Patrick Henry Bruce – Peinture (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Edward Burra – The Snack Bar
John Steuart Curry – Hogs Killing a Snake
Theo van Doesburg – Arithmetic Composition
M. C. Escher
The Bridge (lithograph)
Palizzi, Calabria (woodcut)
Pentedattilo, Calabria (lithograph)
Street in Scanno, Abruzzi (lithograph)
Thomas Cooper Gotch – The Exile: Heavy Is The Price I Paid For Love
Edward Hopper – Early Sunday Morning
Augustus John – Portrait of Tallulah Bankhead
Rosa Klein (André Rogi) – Bonnard's Palette
Abel Lafleur – Victory (trophy)
Fernand Léger – Mona Lisa with Keys
L. S. Lowry – Coming from the Mill
Henri Matisse – The Back Series (bas-reliefs)
Alice Neel – Ethel Ashton (nude portrait)
Charles Sheeler – American Landscape
T. F. Šimon – View in Old Prague (woodcut)
Grace Cossington Smith – The Bridge in Curve
Anemones in a Cornish Window
Zebra and Parachute
Grant Wood – American Gothic
W. L. Wyllie – Panorama of the Battle of Trafalgar (Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth)
Xu Beihong – A Portrait of Sun Duoci
3 February – Gillian Ayres, painter
13 February – Ernst Fuchs, artist
18 February – Gahan Wilson, cartoonist
21 February – Enrique Tabara, painter
7 March – Antony Armstrong-Jones, photographer (d.2017)
11 March – David Gentleman, graphic designer
1 April – John Houston, painter
12 April – Manuel Neri, sculptor, painter and printmaker
14 May – James Beck, American art historian (d.2007)
15 May – Jasper Johns, painter, sculptor and printmaker
22 May – Marisol Escobar, sculptor and printmaker (d.2016)
Aslan, pin-up artist
Richard Anuszkiewicz, painter, sculptor and printmaker
30 May – Robert Ryman, painter
16 June – Allan D'Arcangelo, painter and graphic artist (d.1998)
20 June – Magdalena Abakanowicz, sculptor
24 June – Pierre Restany, French art critic and cultural philosopher (d.2003)
28 September – Nikolai Pozdneev, Russian painter (d. 1978).
8 October – Faith Ringgold, African American painter and fabric artist
29 October – Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor, painter, and film maker (d.2002)
7 November – Robert Natkin, American painter
13 November – Benny Andrews, American painter and academic (d. 2006)
14 November – Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor (d.1993)
31 December – Luis Marsans, painter
date unknown – Susan Weil, painter
March 3 – W. W. Quatremain, English landscape painter (b. 1857)
March 19 – Andreas Walser, Swiss painter (b. 1908)
April 17 – Aleksandr Golovin, Russian stage designer (b. 1863)
April 30 – John Peter Russell, Australian Impressionist painter (b. 1858)
May 10 – Julio Romero de Torres, Spanish painter (b. 1874)
May 28 – George Washington Lambert, Australian portrait painter and war artist (b. 1873)
June 3 – Alexander Bogomazov, Ukrainian painter, known artist and modern art theoretician of Russian avant-garde (b. 1880)
June 5 – Jules Pascin, Bulgarian-born painter and draftsman (b. 1885)
July 22 – Wacław Szymanowski, Polish sculptor and painter (b. 1859)
August 21 – Christopher Wood, English painter (b. 1901) (suicide)
August 28 – Stanisław Bergman, Polish painter (b. 1862)
September 6 – Sir James Guthrie, Scottish painter (b. 1859)
September 24 – Otto Mueller, German Expressionist painter (b. 1874)
September 25 – Abram Arkhipov, Russian painter (b. 1862).
September 29 – Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
December 9 – Laura Muntz Lyall, Canadian Impressionist painter (b. 1860)
December 17 – Nikolay Kasatkin, Russian painter (b. 1859)
December 28 – Antonio Mancini, Italian painter (b. 1852)
date unknown - Peter Moog, outsider artist (b. 1871)
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