1947 in art
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- October 2 - São Paulo Museum of Art opens to the public in Brazil.
- Peggy Guggenheim closes The Art of This Century Gallery.
- Journalist Tancrede Marcil Jr. coins the term Les Automatistes in a review of their Montreal exhibition.
- Norman Rockwell produces the first of his Four Seasons calendar illustrations for Brown & Bigelow.
- Jackson Pollock produces the first of his Drip Paintings, the series that brings him international acclaim, in the Springs, East Hampton, New York.
- M. C. Escher
- Alberto Giacometti
- Man Walking (sculpture)
- Hand (sculpture)
- Jean Hélion - A Rebours (Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris)
- Alfred Janes - Little Cactus
- Louis le Brocquy - Travelling Woman with Newspaper
- Henri Matisse
- Sidney Nolan - The Trial
- José Clemente Orozco - watercolor illustrations for John Steinbeck's The Pearl
- Bill Traylor - Construction with Figures and Animals
- January 9 - Ronnie Landfield, painter
- February 14 - Ed Hamilton, sculptor
- March 12 - Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (died 1987)
- March 29 - Sarah Charlesworth, conceptual artist and photographer
- April 17 - Sherrie Levine, appropriation artist
- April 20 - Vladimír Novák, painter
- June 1 - Anna Hoffman-Uddgren, Swedish actress and cabaret singer, Music hall and Revue artist, theatre director and Film director
- June 5 - Laurie Anderson, experimental performance artist and musician
- June 15 - John Hoagland, American photographer (d.1984)
- December - Richard Amsel, American illustrator and graphic designer (d.1985)
- date unknown - Louise Lawler, photographer
- January 23 - Pierre Bonnard, French painter and printmaker (born 1867)
- March 2 - Stanhope Forbes, painter of the Newlyn school (born 1857)
- March 19 - Prudence Heward, Canadian painter (born 1896)
- March 25 - Chen Cheng-po, Taiwanese painter (born 1895) (shot)
- April 21 - Gustave Van de Woestijne, Belgian Expressionist painter (born 1881)
- May 25 - Rupert Bunny, Australian painter (born 1864)
- June 9 - Augusto Giacometti, Swiss painter (born 1877)
- June 13 - Albert Marquet, Fauvist painter (born 1875)
- July 25 - Kathleen Scott (Lady Scott), sculptor (born 1878)
- August 9 - Seraphima Blonskaya, painter and art teacher (born 1870)
- September 20 - Edward McCartan, sculptor (born 1879)
- November 8 - Mariano Benlliure, Spanish sculptor (born 1862)
- November 20 - Georg Kolbe, sculptor (born 1877)
- December 1 - Samuel Courtauld, art collector (born 1876)
- December 30 - Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter and art forger (born 1889)