1872 in art
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- February 20 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.
- June - American-born painter James McNeill Whistler exhibits Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother, painted the previous year, at the 104th Royal Academy summer exhibition in London.
- William De Morgan sets up an art pottery in Chelsea, London.
- First "Wallace fountains" to the design of sculptor Charles-Auguste Lebourg installed in Paris.
- Edward Lear acquires his cat Foss.
- Peter Nicolai Arbo - Åsgårdsreien
- Caspar Buberl - Fulton Memorial (New York City)
- Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
- Gustave Doré - illustrations to London: A Pilgrimage (published)
- Frank Duveneck - The Whistling Boy (Cincinnati Art Museum)
- William Powell Frith - The Fair Toxophilites
- John Gast - American Progress
- Jean-Léon Gérôme - Pollice Verso ("Thumbs Down")
- Ivan Kramskoi
- Édouard Manet
- Claude Monet - Impression, soleil levant ("Impression, Sunrise") - dated 1872, but probably created in 1873
- Berthe Morisot
- Vasily Perov - Portrait of Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Illarion Pryanishnikov - Empties
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Claude Monet Reading
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Beata Beatrix (Tate Britain).
- Alfred Sisley
- James Tissot - Bad News
- Wilhelm Trübner - Auf dem Kanapee ("On the Sofa") (Nationalgalerie, Berlin)
- Frederick Walker - The Harbour of Refuge
- James McNeill Whistler - Arrangement in Gray: Portrait of the Painter
- January 16 - Edward Gordon Craig, English theatrical designer (died 1966)
- February 25 - Alice Bailly Swiss painter and multimedia artist (died 1938)
- March 7 - Piet Mondrian, Dutch painter (died 1944)
- April 18 - Beta Vukanović, Serbian painter and centenarian (died 1972)
- August 21 - Aubrey Beardsley, English painter and illustrator (died 1898)
- April 2 - Samuel F. B. Morse, American inventor and painter of portraits and historic scenes (born 1791)
- April 10 - John Mix Stanley, American painter (born 1814)
- May 24 - Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (born 1794)
- August 8 - Eduard Magnus, German painter (born 1799)
- October 29 - Thomas Combe, English printer and patron of the arts (born 1796)
- November 5 - Thomas Sully, English-born American portrait painter (born 1783)
- December 23 - George Catlin - American painter who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West (born 1796)
- date unknown