1766 in art
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- July 19 – A baronetcy is created for British sculptor Henry Cheere.
- England's oldest surviving Georgian theatre is constructed in Stockton-on-Tees.
- The Drottningholm Palace Theatre is reopened as an opera house in Stockholm, Sweden, in its surviving form, designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz.
- Maruyama Ōkyo, Crows
- Allan Ramsay, Portrait of David Hume
- Joseph Wright of Derby, A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery
- March 2 – Thomas Henry, French painter and art patron (died 1836)
- March 16 – Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, artist and explorer (died 1875)
- April 6 – Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter, printmaker and teacher (died 1853)
- October 14 – Friedrich Carl Gröger, north-German portrait painter and lithographer (died 1838)
- December 25 – Samuel Drummond, British painter especially portraits and marine genre works (died 1844)
- date unknown
- Johann Samuel Arnhold, German painter in oil and water-colours, and on porcelain and enamel (died 1827)
- Pierre-Charles Bridan, French sculptor (died 1836)
- Jes Bundsen, Danish architectural and landscape painter and etcher (died 1829)
- Johann Baptist Drechsler, Austrian painter of flowers (died 1811)
- François-Xavier Fabre, French painter of historical subjects (died 1837)
- Johann Conrad Felsing, German topographer and engraver using stippling (died 1819)
- Mariano Gerada, sculptor and woodworker (died 1823)
- January 7 – Giacomo Boni, Italian painter (born 1688)
- January 19 – Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, French architect and painter (born 1695)
- March 4 – Joseph Aved, also called le Camelot (The Hawker) and Avet le Batave (The Dutch Avet), French Rococo portraitist (born 1702)
- July 17 – Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit Brother, missionary in China, painter at the court of the Emperor (b. 1688)
- July 18 – Mauro Antonio Tesi, Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Bologna (b. 1730)
- November 7 – Jean-Marc Nattier, French painter (b. 1685)
- date unknown