1976 in art
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- 21 July - Opening of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York. The inaugural exhibition Rooms presents in-situ works and installations by around 80 artists from the United States and abroad.
- Exhibition of color photography by William Eggleston at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
- Vito Acconci - The Red Tapes
- R. B. Kitaj - From London
- Henry Moore - Three Piece Reclining Figure Draped (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Robert Ryman - Untitled (pastel and graphite on plexiglas with steel, 126.1 x 126.1 cm)
- Nabil Kanso - Faust (paintings) 1976 through 1979
- 4 January - Shiro Amano, Japanese manga artist.
- 13 February - Martin Sastre, Uruguayan media artist.
- 23 November - Joy de Wit, Dutch painter
January to March 
- 1 February - Hans Richter, German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer (b.1888).
- 2 February - Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Bulgarian painter (b.1903).
- 23 February - L. S. Lowry, English artist (b.1887).
- 3 March - Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (b.1900).
- 12 March - Jacques Carlu, French architect and designer (b.1890).
- 25 March - Josef Albers, German artist, mathematician and educator (b.1888).
- 22 March - John McLaughlin, American hard-edge painter (b.1898).
- 31 March - Paul Strand, American photographer and filmmaker (b.1890).
April to June 
- 2 April - Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet (b.1891).
- 24 April - Mark Tobey, American abstract expressionist painter (b.1890).
- 11 May - Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect and designer (b.1898).
- 28 May - Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b.1922).
- 24 June - Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (b.1883).
July to December 
- 24 July - Afro Basaldella, Italian painter (b.1912).
- 31 October - Eileen Gray, Irish furniture designer and architect (b.1878).
- 11 November - Alexander Calder, American sculptor and artist (b.1898).
- 18 November - Man Ray, American artist and photographer (b.1890).
- 11 December - Elmyr de Hory, Hungarian-born painter and art forger (b. 1905).
Full date unknown 
- Mariano Andreu, Spanish painter, enamelling master, sculptor and stage designer (b.1888).
- Sándor Bortnyik, Hungarian painter and graphic designer (b.1893).
- Albert Dubout, French cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor (b.1905).
- Charles Jourdan, French fashion designer (b.1883).
- François Ozenda, French painter (b.1923).