Rahul Sharma

1933 in art

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1933 in art

Events

  • January 12 – George Grosz emigrates from Nazi Germany to the United States.
  • February/March – Käthe Kollwitz is forced by the Nazi Party in Germany to resign from the faculty of the Academy of Arts, Berlin.
  • April – Closure of the Bauhaus.
  • July – New Midland Hotel, Morecambe, on the Lancashire coast of England, designed by Oliver Hill, is opened incorporating sculpture by Eric Gill and murals by Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.
  • September/October – "Henri Cartier-Bresson and an Exhibition of Anti-Graphic Photography" staged at Julien Levy's gallery in New York City.
  • September – Artists Union formed in the United States as the Emergency Work Bureau Artists Group.
  • Black Mountain College founded by John Andrew Rice.
  • The mural, Man at the Crossroads, by Diego Rivera, is removed from the Rockefeller Center in New York because it contains a portrait of Lenin. While he has been working on it, he has been joined in the United States by Frieda Kahlo who begins her painting My Dress Hangs There.
  • Hans Bellmer produces his first Doll sculpture.
  • Barbara Hepworth and John Skeaping are divorced; Hepworth is already in a relationship with Ben Nicholson.
  • Paul Nash and other young British artists form the group Unit One to promote modernism in Britain.
  • Kenneth Clark appointed Director of the National Gallery, London, at age 30, taking up his post in January 1934.
  • Works

  • Gutzon Borglum – Harvey W. Scott (bronze, Portland, Oregon)
  • Bill Brandt – Parlourmaid and Under-Parlourmaid Ready to Serve Dinner (documentary photograph)
  • Tarsila do Amaral – Operarios
  • Jacob Epstein
  • Man of Aran (portrait bust of 'Tiger' King)
  • Primeval Gods / Sun God (double-sided Hoptonwood stone carving)
  • Portrait busts of Lord Beaverbrook, Prof. Albert Einstein, Robert Flaherty, John Gielgud and Dr Chaim Weizmann
  • C. Paul Jennewein
  • Spirit of Justice (sculpture; Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C.)
  • Western Civilization (pediment sculpture; Philadelphia Museum of Art)
  • Frieda Kahlo
  • My Dress Hangs There (Allá cuelga mi vestido)
  • Self-portrait – Very Ugly (Autorretrato – muy fea)
  • André Kertész – Distortions (photographs)
  • René Magritte – The Human Condition (first version)
  • Tom Monnington – Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Jellicoe
  • Hilda Rix Nicholas – The Summer House (approximate date)
  • Pablo Picasso – Minotaur Kneeling over Sleeping Girl (etching)
  • Diego Rivera – Man at the Crossroads (mural, original version for Rockefeller Center, New York, destroyed)
  • Percy Shakespeare
  • Mephistopheles
  • A Mulatto
  • John Skeaping – Horse (sculpture in mahogany and pynkado, originally in Whipsnade Zoo; now in Tate Gallery)
  • Awards

  • Archibald Prize: Charles Wheeler – Ambrose Pratt
  • January to June

  • February 8 – Richard Allen, British abstract minimalist Op, Pop, Geometric painter and printmaker (d. 1999)
  • February 18 – Yoko Ono, Japanese-born sculptor, filmmaker, installation artist and musician
  • February 27
  • Ansgar Elde, Swedish ceramic artist (d. 2000)
  • Edward Lucie-Smith, British art critic and poet
  • March 4 – John W. Mills, English sculptor
  • April 1 – Dan Flavin, American minimalist artist (d. 1996)
  • April 9 – René Burri, Swiss photographer (d. 2014)
  • April 15 – David Hamilton, English photographer (d. 2016)
  • April 29 – Alison Knowles, American Fluxus performance artist, sound artist, papermaker and printmaker
  • June 11 – Harald Szeemann, Swiss curator and art historian (d. 2005)
  • June 12 – Eddie Adams, American Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer (d. 2004)
  • June 23 – Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian object artist, action painter and art theorist
  • July to December

  • 8 July – Jeff Nuttall, English poet, publisher, actor, painter and sculptor (d. 2004).
  • 18 July – Cécile Guillame, first woman to engrave French postal stamps (d. 2004).
  • 21 July – Laila Pullinen, Finnish sculptor (d. 2015).
  • 18 August – Michael Baxandall, Welsh art historian (d. 2008).
  • August 29 – Sorel Etrog, Romanian-born Canadian sculptor, writer and philosopher (d. 2014)
  • September 18 - Mark di Suvero, sculptor
  • October 28 - Michael Noakes, portrait painter
  • November 8 – Lothar Fischer, German sculptor (d. 2004).
  • November 18
  • Bruce Conner, American artist in experimental film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage and photography (d. 2008).
  • Charlotte Moorman, American Fluxus performance artist (d. 1991).
  • November 29 – James Rosenquist, American painter and muralist.
  • November 30 – Sam Gilliam, American painter.
  • December 14 – Bapu, Indian film director, cartoonist and painter (d. 2014).
  • Full date of birth unknown

  • John Stuart Ingle, watercolorist
  • Deaths

  • January 10 – Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Scottish designer (b. 1865)
  • January 17 – Louis Comfort Tiffany, American stained glass artist (b. 1848)
  • February 3 – Anne de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Duchesse d'Uzès, French patron and sculptor (b. 1847)
  • February 28 – Lilla Cabot Perry, American Impressionist painter (b. 1848)
  • March 9 – Joakim Skovgaard, Danish painter (b. 1856)
  • March 10 – Émile André, French architect and designer (b. 1871)
  • April 16 – Harold Peto, English architect and garden designer (b. 1854)
  • May 6 – François Pompon, French sculptor (b. 1856)
  • May 25 – James E. Kelly, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1855)
  • June 14 – Hans Prinzhorn, German art historian (b. 1886)
  • August 5 – Charles Harold Davis, American landscape painter (b. 1856)
  • August 8 – Adolf Loos, Austrian Modernist architect (b. 1870)
  • September 27 – Zaida Ben-Yusuf, American portrait photographer (b. 1869)
  • October 2 – Elizabeth Thompson, British painter (b. 1846)
  • October 24 – Annie Swynnerton, English painter (b. 1844)
  • October 26 – José Malhoa, Portuguese painter (b. 1855)
  • October 29 – George Luks, American realist painter (b. 1867)
  • November 12 – F. Holland Day, American photographer (b. 1864)
  • November 14 – Thomas Hayton Mawson, English garden designer (b. 1861)
  • November 15 – Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, French furniture designer (b. 1879)
  • November 19 – Louise Jopling, English painter (b. 1843)
  • December 4 – W. G. R. Sprague, British theatre designer (b. 1863)
  • date unknown – Susan Isabel Dacre, English painter (b. 1844)
  • References

    1933 in art Wikipedia


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