Girish Mahajan

1944 in art

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1944 in art

Events

  • July – Dulwich Picture Gallery in London is substantially damaged by a V-1 flying bomb; half a dozen paintings are destroyed, but most have been evacuated to Aberystwyth.
  • Clandestine publication of Vaincre, an album of 12 colour lithographs by 8 artists in support of the French Resistance.
  • Awards

  • Archibald Prize: Joshua SmithHon Sol Rosevear, MHR, Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Exhibitions

  • Jean Dubuffet's first solo exhibition.
  • Works

  • David Aronson – The Last Supper
  • Francis Bacon – Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion
  • David Bomberg – Evening in the City of London
  • Stella Bowen – Bomber Crew
  • Robert Capa – "The Magnificent Eleven" (photographs)
  • William Coldstream – Casualty Reception Station, Capua
  • Salvador Dalí – Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening
  • Jacob Epstein – sculptures
  • First Portrait of Esther (with long hair)
  • Lucifer
  • George Grosz – Cain, or Hitler in Hell
  • Jean Hélion – The Stairway
  • Frida Kahlo
  • The Broken Column
  • Diego and Frida 1929-1944
  • Dame Laura Knight – Take Off
  • Fernand Léger – Three Musicians (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
  • Henri Matisse – Annelies, White Tulips and Anemones
  • Joan Miró – Barcelona Series (lithographs)
  • Piet Mondrian – Victory Boogie-Woogie (unfinished)
  • Felix Nussbaum – Triumph of Death
  • Pablo Picasso – Man with Sheep (sculpture)
  • William Roberts
  • The Ballet
  • The Ferry (at Marston near Oxford)
  • Parson's Pleasure (On the Lawn)
  • Robert F. Sargent – Into the Jaws of Death (photograph)
  • Ben Shahn – The Red Stairway
  • Births

  • 9 January – Ian Hornak, American painter and draughtsman (d. 2002).
  • 10 January – Jeff Jones, American illustrator.
  • 4 March – Glen Baxter, English cartoonist.
  • 4 April – Phyllida Barlow, English sculptor.
  • 8 May – David Vaughan, English psychedelic artist and muralist (d. 2003).
  • 4 August – Allan McCollum, American conceptual artist, all media.
  • 15 August – Gianfranco Ferré, Italian fashion designer (d. 2007).
  • 20 August – Brian Barnes, English mural artist.
  • 1 September – Louis Delsarte, American painter.
  • 4 November – Don Eddy – American painter.
  • Full date unknown

  • Abbas, Iranian-born documentary photographer.
  • Michael Heizer, American sculptor, earth artist.
  • Richard Mock, American painter, sculptor and cartoonist (d. 2006).
  • Allen Ruppersberg, American conceptual artist, installation artist.
  • Deaths

  • January 23 – Edvard Munch, Norwegian expressionist painter (b. 1863)
  • February 1 – Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter (b. 1872)
  • April 25 – George Herriman, American cartoonist (Krazy Kat) (b. 1880)
  • July 18 – Rex Whistler, English painter (killed in action) (b. 1905)
  • August 2 – Felix Nussbaum, German Jewish surrealist painter (in Auschwitz concentration camp) (b. 1904)
  • September 3 – William Logsdail, English landscape, portrait, and genre painter (b. 1859)
  • September 27
  • Aristide Maillol, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Russian-born color photographer (b. 1863)
  • October 14 – Marko Murat, Serbian painter (b. 1864)
  • October 21 – Hilma af Klint, Swedish abstract painter and mystic (b. 1862)
  • November 22 – Sir George Clausen, English artist (b. 1852)
  • December 10 – Miklós Ligeti, Hungarian sculptor (b. 1871)
  • December 13 – Wassily Kandinsky, Russian abstract painter (b. 1866)
  • Undated – Esther Kenworthy, English flower painter (b. 1857)
  • References

    1944 in art Wikipedia


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