1962 in art
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- February 6 – March 4 – Jane Frank, solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery.
- February 10 – Ervin Eisch, Lothar Fischer, Dieter Kunzelmann, Renee Nele, Heimrad Prem, Gretel Stadler, Helmut Sturm and Hans-Peter Zimmer are excluded from the Situationist International (SI).
- March 15 – Ansgar Elde and Jørgen Nash are excluded from the Situationist International.
- May – The comic book character The Incredible Hulk, created visually by Jack Kirby, is introduced.
- May–June – David Smith creates the Voltri series of abstract sculptures (e.g. Voltri XV) in Italy.
- May 25 – The new Coventry Cathedral, designed by Basil Spence, is consecrated in England; artworks incorporated include: the exterior sculpture St Michael's Victory over the Devil by Sir Jacob Epstein; the tapestry Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph, designed by Graham Sutherland; the Mater Dolorosa sculpture by John Bridgeman; the Baptistry window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens; and the engraved glass Screen of Saints and Angels by John Hutton.
- July 9 – Andy Warhol's first one-man gallery exhibition as a fine artist opens at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, marking the West Coast debut of pop art and featuring his Campbell's Soup Cans.
- July 23 – The Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum is opened in Cairo.
- August – The comic book character Spider-Man, created visually by Steve Ditko, is introduced.
- September 25 – The Pasadena Art Museum mounts New Painting of Common Objects, a survey of contemporary American Pop Art.
- October 31 – The Sidney Janis Gallery mounts International Exhibition of the New Realists, a survey of contemporary American Pop Art and the European Nouveau Réalisme movement and the first Pop Art group exhibition in an 'uptown gallery' in New York City, a rented storefront at 19 W. 57th Street, near the main gallery at 15 E. 57th Street. Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston and Adolph Gottlieb quit the Janis Gallery as a protest against the exhibition.
- November 14 – The British General Post Office issues the first commemorative stamps to be designed by David Gentleman.
- Michelangelo Pistoletto begins painting on mirrors.
- Ernst Barlach House completed as an art museum in Hamburg, Germany.
- City Hall Museum and Art Gallery established in Hong Kong.
- The Institute of American Indian Arts is set up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Musashino Art University.
- Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta imaugurated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- The Queen's Gallery is opened to the public at Buckingham Palace, London.
- The Stanley Spencer Gallery opens in Spencer's home village of Cookham, England.
- Robert Fraser sets up his gallery, specializing in contemporary British art, in the Mayfair district of London.
- The comic book character Barbarella, created by Jean-Claude Forest, is introduced in France.
See also: Category:1962 sculptures
- Herman Wilhelm Bissen – Iderstedter Löwe
- Alexander Calder – Sky Hooks (sculpture)
- Anthony Caro – Early One Morning (painted metal sculpture)
- Jean Dubuffet – Court les rues
- Yves Klein
- IKB 191
- Immaterial Pictorial Sensitivity
- Roy Lichtenstein
- L. S. Lowry – Station Approach
- Piero Manzoni – The Base of the World
- Henry Moore – Knife Edge Two Piece 1962–65
- Otto Muehl and followers of Viennese Actionism – Die Blutorgel (performance art)
- David Shepherd – The Wise Old Elephant
- Jean Tinguely – Study for an End of the World No. 2 (self-destroying sculpture)
- Marie Vorobieff – Homage to Friends from Montparnasse
- Andy Warhol
- David Wynne
- 27 April – Gabriel Orozco, Mexican visual artist.
- 2 May – Alexandra Boulat, French photographer (d.2007).
- 9 May – Gary Hume, English painter.
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- Christopher Wood, Scottish painter.
- January 24 – André Lhote, painter (b. 1885)
- March 19 – Ethel Sands, painter (b. 1873)
- April 23 – Harold Parker, sculptor (b. 1873)
- May 13 – Franz Kline, abstract expressionist painter (b. 1910)
- May 25 – Zora Petrović, one of the most significant representatives of Expressionism of color in Serbian art between two wars (b. 1894)
- June 6 – Yves Klein, painter (b. 1928)
- September 7 – Morris Louis, color field painter (b. 1912)
- October 17 – Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist (b. 1881).
- December 28 – Karl Völker, painter and architect (b. 1889)
- Livingstone, Marco, ed. (1991). Pop Art: an International Perspective. London: Royal Academy of Arts. p. 32. ISBN 0-8478-1475-0.
- Lippard, Lucy R. (1970). Pop Art. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 158. ISBN 0-500-20052-1.
- Plagens, Peter (2000). Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945-1970. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 138. ISBN 0-520-22392-6.