1908 in art
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- Hugh Lane founds the Dublin City Gallery.
- Paul Ranson founds the Académie Ranson in Paris.
- Allied Artists' Association holds its first exhibition, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
- The Ashcan School ("the Eight") give their first and only exhibition, at the Macbeth Gallery in New York.
- The British Medical Association Building, London, designed by Charles Holden with eighteen controversial nude sculptures by Jacob Epstein, is completed.
- Wassily Kandinsky settles in the Bavarian town of Murnau am Staffelsee and begins a series of paintings inspired by the local landscape.
- Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky produces a color photographic portrait of Leo Tolstoy (May).
- The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna rejects (for the second time) Adolf Hitler's application to study painting.
- Australian painter Arthur Streeton marries violinist Nora Clench.
- George Bellows - Steaming Streets
- László Beszédes - Joseph (slave) (sculpture)
- Pierre Bonnard - Woman in a Blue Hat
- Constantin Brâncuși - The Kiss (sculpture)
- Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
- André Derain - Landscape in Provence
- Herbert James Draper - The Water Nymph
- Thomas Eakins - William Rush and His Model (two versions)
- Florence Fuller - Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett (approximate date)
- J. W. Godward
- A Classical Lady
- A Grecian Girl
- Lewis Hine - Girl Worker in a Carolina Cotton Mill (photograph)
- Gustav Klimt - The Kiss
- Laura Knight - The Beach
- Carl Larsson - Gustav Vasas intåg i Stockholm 1523 (Nationalmuseum)
- Henri Matisse
- Amedeo Modigliani - The Jewess
- Piet Mondrian - Avond
- Claude Monet
- Mikhail Nesterov - Portrait of B. M. Nesterov
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Portrait of Ambroise Vollard
- Walter Sickert - The Camden Town Murder (group of paintings)
- Marianne Stokes - Madonna and Child
- Pedro Subercaseaux
- J. W. Waterhouse - Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
January to June
- January 18 - Humberto Rosa, painter (d. 1982)
- February 12 - Jean Effel, French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist (d. 1948)
- February 26 - Tex Avery, American animator, cartoonist, and director (d.1980).
- February 28 - William Coldstream, English realist painter (d.1987).
- February 29 - Balthus, French modern artist (d.2001)
- March 13
- March 19 - George Rodger, English photographer (d.1995)
- May 16 - Anne Bonnet, Belgian painter (d. 1960)
- June 24 - Helen Lundeberg, painter (d. 1999)
July to December
- July 9 - Minor White, photographer (d.1976).
- July 22 - Claire Falkenstein, American sculptor and painter (d.1997).
- August 22 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (d.2004).
- August 28 - Roger Tory Peterson, American naturalist, ornithologist, artist and educator (d.1996).
- August 30 - Leonor Fini, Argentine surrealist painter (d.1996).
- September 6 - Korczak Ziolkowski, Polish-American sculptor (d.1982).
- October 1 - Nicholas Marsicano, painter (d.1991).
- October 21 - Jorge Oteiza, Spanish sculptor, painter, designer and writer (d.2003).
- October 27 - Lee Krasner, American abstract expressionist painter (d.1984).
- November 4 - Elsie Q. Myers, English textile designer and painter (d.1992).
- December 3 - Victor Pasmore, English artist and architect (d.1998).
- December 23 - Yousuf Karsh, Armenian-Canadian photographer (d.2002).
Full date unknown
- January 13 - Hashimoto Gahō, Japanese painter of the Kanō school (b. 1835)
- April 13 - Aasta Hansteen, Norwegian painter, writer, and early feminist (b. 1824)
- June 1 - Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867)
- August 30 - Giovanni Fattori, Italian painter and printmaker (b. 1825)
- November 4 - Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter and draughtsman (b. 1883)
- November 24 - Charles Henry Turner, American watercolourist and oil painter (b. 1848)
- December 5 - Ernest Hébert, painter (b. 1817)
- December 27 - František Bohumír Zvěřina, Czech painter (b. 1835)
- date unknown