1886 in art
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- April - New English Art Club mounts its first exhibition, at the Egyptian Hall, London, providing an alternative to the Royal Academy for younger artists, such as Philip Wilson Steer, under the influence of Paris.
- April 28 - Paul Cézanne marries his model and former lover Marie-Hortense Fiquet, despite having publicly stated that he has no feelings for her.
- August 21–September 21 - Second exhibition by the Société des Artistes Indépendants in Paris. Henri Rousseau exhibits for the first time and Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte causes the critic Félix Fénéon to describe the technique of pointillism and chromoluminarist style being developed by Seurat and Paul Signac as neo-impressionism.
- October 28 - Dedication of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
- Last collective exhibition by the Impressionists.
- P. H. Emerson publishes his first photographic book, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads.
- Publication in French of Irish-born writer George Moore's autobiographical novel Confessions of a Young Man describing bohemian life in 1870s Paris among the Impressionists.
- Ivan Aivazovsky - Storm
- Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Apodyterium
- Gustaf Cederström
- William Merritt Chase - Hattie
- Edgar Degas
- Lowes Cato Dickinson - The Lawn at Goodwood
- Nikolai Ge - Sophia and Alexandra Tolstoya
- James Guthrie - In the Orchard
- Fernand Khnopff - The Garden
- Benjamin Williams Leader - Evening After Rain, Worcestershire
- Alexander Litovchenko - Tsar Alexis and Archbishop Nikon Venerating the Relics of Patriarch Philip
- Claude Monet
- Albert Joseph Moore - Silver
- Henry Moore - Mount's Bay
- Edvard Munch - The Sick Child
- Georges Seurat - A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884 (Art Institute of Chicago)
- Solomon Joseph Solomon - Ajax and Cassandra
- Georg von Rosen - Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld with the Vega
- George Frederick Watts - Hope
- Anders Zorn - Sommarnöje
- March 1 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian artist, poet and playwright (died 1980)
- April 19 - Hermine David, French painter (died 1970)
- September 1 - Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist (died 1973)
- September 16 - Jean Arp, artist and writer (died 1966)
- December 8 - Diego Rivera, painter and muralist (died 1957)
- January 7 - Richard Dadd, painter (born 1817)
- April 16 - Andrew Nicholl, Irish painter (born 1804)
- May 19 - Arthur Quartley - American painter (born 1839)
- June 29 - Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli, French painter (born 1824)
- July 21 - Karl von Piloty, painter (born 1826)
- August 25 - Charles Callahan Perkins, art critic and author (born 1823)
- September 17 - Asher Brown Durand, painter of the Hudson River School (born 1796)
- September 23 - Thomas Webster, painter (born 1800)
- November 20 - William Bliss Baker, American painter (born 1859)