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1949 in art

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1949 in art

Events

  • Formation of Penwith Society of Arts in St Ives, Cornwall.
  • Philadelphia Artists Equity is established in Pennsylvania, United States, to protect artists’ rights and improve working and economic conditions for fine artists.
  • Young Contemporaries exhibition, initiated by Carel Weight for the British Society of Artists Galleries, establishes the New Contemporaries series.
  • David Jones begins a 5-year sequence of watercolours of flowers in glasses.
  • Yves Klein paints his first monochromes, while apprenticed to a picture-frame maker in London.
  • Awards

  • Archibald Prize: Arthur Murch – Bonar Dunlop
  • Works

  • Francis Bacon – Head VI
  • Brenda Chamberlain – The Fisherman's Return (National Museum of Wales)
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Leda Atomica
  • The Madonna of Port Lligat (original version; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Sir William Reid Dick – Lady Godiva (equestrian bronze, Coventry)
  • Sir Russell Drysdale – West Wyalong
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Diego and I
  • The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego, and Señor Xolotl
  • Tadeusz Kantor – Man with Umbrella
  • L. S. Lowry
  • The Canal Bridge
  • The Football Match
  • The Spire
  • Robert Motherwell – Five in the Afternoon
  • Barnett Newman – Abraham
  • William Scott
  • Frying Pan and Eggs
  • Still Life with Candlestick
  • Graham Sutherland – Somerset Maugham
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff – The Dying Swan
  • Boris Vladimirski – Roses for Stalin
  • Lucien Wercollier – Le prisonnier politique (bronze)
  • Births

  • February 17 – Peter Kennard, English photomontage artist
  • April 9 – Stephen Hickman, American illustrator, sculptor and author
  • May 7 – Deborah Butterfield, American sculptor
  • May 12 – Ross Bleckner, American painter
  • July 6 – Tibor Kalman, Hungarian-American graphic designer (d. 1999)
  • August 12 – Glòria Muñoz, Spanish painter
  • August 15 – Richard Deacon, British sculptor
  • August 27 – Istvan Kantor, Hungarian-Canadian performance artist
  • Jim Dolan, American sculptor
  • P K Mahanandia, Indian-born portrait artist
  • Charlie Waite, English landscape photographer
  • Deaths

  • March 17 – Aleksandra Ekster, painter and designer, Art Deco pioneer (b. 1882)
  • May 3 – Mariano Fortuny, fashion designer (b. 1871)
  • June 21 – Edward Wadsworth, painter (b. 1889)
  • August 8 – Joaquín Torres García, Uruguayan painter (b. 1874)
  • September 7 - José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1883)
  • September 25 – Henri Manguin, painter (b. 1874)
  • November 3 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, art collector (b. 1861)
  • November 19 – James Ensor, painter (b. 1860)
  • (Herbert Barnard) John Everett, English marine artist (b. 1877)
  • References

    1949 in art Wikipedia


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