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.
Gutzon Borglum – Harvey W. Scott (bronze, Portland, Oregon)
Bill Brandt – Parlourmaid and Under-Parlourmaid Ready to Serve Dinner (documentary photograph)
Tarsila do Amaral – Operarios
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)
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)
John Skeaping – Horse (sculpture in mahogany and pynkado, originally in Whipsnade Zoo; now in Tate Gallery)
Archibald Prize: Charles Wheeler – Ambrose Pratt
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
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
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).
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).
John Stuart Ingle, watercolorist
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)
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