1914 in art
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The year 1914 in art involved some significant events and new works.
- January 31 – The Art Gallery of Hamilton is founded.
- March – The London Group hold their first exhibition, at the Goupil Gallery.
- March–June – Rebel Art Centre run in London by Wyndham Lewis and others.
- March 10 – Suffragette Mary Richardson damages the Velázquez painting Rokeby Venus (c. 1651) in the National Gallery, London, with a meat cleaver.
- Umberto Boccioni publishes Manifesto tecnico della scultura futurista ("Technical manifesto of futurist sculpture"); later this year he also publishes the book Pittura e scultura futuriste (dinamismo plastico) ("Futurist painting and sculpture").
- August Macke, Louis Moilliet and Paul Klee travel in Tunisia.
- April 20 – English artist Dorothy Shakespear marries American poet Ezra Pound at St Mary Abbots church, Kensington, London.
- May 4 – Suffragette Mary Wood attacks John Singer Sargent's portrait of Henry James at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London with a meat cleaver. At the same exhibition on May 12, Gertrude Mary Ansell attacks the recently-deceased Hubert von Herkomer's portrait of the Duke of Wellington, and on May 26 'Mary Spencer' (Maude Kate Smith) attacks George Clausen's painting Primavera.
- June – First issue (of two) published of the Vorticist literary magazine BLAST edited by Wyndham Lewis.
- July 17 – Suffragette Annie Hunt damages Sir John Millais' portrait of Thomas Carlyle (1877) in the National Portrait Gallery, London, with a meat cleaver.
- August – Fernand Léger is mobilised for service in the French Army; he serves in the Forest of Argonne.
- September 5 – The cover of magazine London Opinion first carries the iconic drawing by Alfred Leete of Lord Kitchener with the recruiting slogan Your Country Needs You.
- October 11 – English painter John Currie dies having shot himself and his mistress and model, Dorothy ("Dolly") Eileen Henry, in Chelsea, London.
- November 16 – The Baltimore Museum of Art is founded at Johns Hopkins University.
- The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) is established in Bilbao.
- Futurist exhibition at the Doré Gallery in London.
- Clive Bell publishes his formalist study Art.
- Publication of Vincent van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo.
- Nina Hamnett and Amedeo Modigliani meet for the first time in Montparnasse.
- Daniel Chester French was commissioned by the Lincoln Memorial committee to create a statue of Abraham Lincoln (located at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.) unveiled in 1922.
- Umberto Boccioni
- Il bevitore ("The Drinker")
- I selciatori ("The Street Pavers")
- Dinamismo plastico: cavallo + caseggiato ("Plastic Dynamism: Horse + Houses"; approx. date)
- Pierre Bodard – Lili Boulanger
- David Bomberg – The Mud Bath (Tate Britain)
- Antoine Bourdelle – Dying Centaur
- John Collier – Angela McInnes
- Eugene de Blaas – In the Water
- Giorgio de Chirico
- Stanisława de Karłowska – Swiss Cottage
- André Derain - Portrait of a Man with a Newspaper
- Carl Eytel - Desert near Palm Springs
- Pavel Filonov – Holy Family
- Mark Gertler – The Creation of Eve
- Albert Gleizes – Woman with animals (Madame Raymond Duchamp-Villon)
- J. W. Godward
- The Necklace
- The New Perfume
- Marsden Hartley – Portrait of a German Officer
- Alexandre Jacovleff – Self-portrait as Harlequin and Pierrot
- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Potsdamer Platz
- Paul Klee – In the Style of Kairouan
- Oskar Kokoschka – The Bride of the Wind
- Fernand Léger – Nature morte (Still life)
- August Macke
- Franz Marc
- Henri Matisse – Woman on a High Stool
- Alfred Munnings – Setting off: Huntsman and Hounds
- William Nicholson – Le retour de la Joconde ("The return of the Giaconda")
- Walter Sickert
- Xul Solar – Entierro ("The Burial")
- Stanley Spencer – Self-portrait
- Ernst Barlach – Der Rächer (The Avenger)
- John H. Beaver – Fountain for Company H (Portland, Oregon)
- Edward Berge – Armistead Monument (Baltimore)
- Marcel Duchamp – Bottle Rack (readymade; original version)
- Jacob Epstein – The Rock Drill (final form; Tate Britain)
- Daniel Chester French – The Spirit of Life (Saratoga Springs, New York)
- Henri Gaudier-Brzeska – Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound
- Evelyn Beatrice Longman – Spirit of Communication
January to June
- January 5 – Nicolas de Staël, Russian-born painter (died 1955)
- January 7 – Edwin La Dell, British artist (died 1970)
- January 10 – John Petts, English-born Welsh engraver (died 1991)
- January 26 – Walter Stuempfig, American painter (died 1970)
- February 3 – Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born artist (died 1994)
- February 11 - Mervyn Levy, British art critic (died 1996)
- March 3 – Asger Jorn, Danish artist and essayist (died 1973)
- March 4 – Ward Kimball, American Academy Award-winning animator (died 2002)
- March 9 – Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (died 2004).
- April 13 – John Russell Harper, Canadian art historian (died 1983)
- May 18 – Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (died 1982)
- May 21 – Oton Gliha, Croatian painter (died 1999)
- May 29 – Charles Mozley, British artist (died 1991)
- June 15 – Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator (died 1999)
July to December
- July 5 – Jean Tabaud, French artist (died 1996)
- July 27 – Emerson Woelffer, American painter (died 2003)
- July 29 – Abram Games, English poster artist (died 1996)
- August 15 – Paul Rand, American graphic designer (died 1996)
- August 20 – Yann Goulet, French sculptor, Breton nationalist and war-time collaborationist with Nazi Germany (died 1999)
- September 6 – Bogdan Šuput, Serbian painter (died 1942)
- September 18 – Jack Cardiff, English photographer and cinematographer (died 2009)
- September 23 – Annely Juda, born Anneliese Brauer, German-born art dealer (died 2006)
- September 30 – Tom Eckersley, English poster artist (died 1997)
- October 17 – Jerry Siegel, American comic book artist (died 1996)
- November 5 – Alton Tobey, American painter, historical artist, muralist, portraitist, illustrator, and teacher (died 2005)
- December 12 – Frank Roper, English metal sculptor and stained glass artist (died 2000)
- December 16
- December 21 – Ivan Generalić, Croatian naïve art painter (died 1992)
- January 12 – Vinnie Ream, sculptor (born 1847)
- January 26 – Jane Burden, artists' model closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites (born 1839)
- February 9 – Bart van Hove, Dutch sculptor (born 1850)
- February 25 – Sir John Tenniel, illustrator associated with Lewis Carroll (born 1820)
- March 25 – Spencer Gore, painter (born 1878)
- April 6 – Józef Marian Chełmoński, Polish painter (born 1849)
- May 5 – Johannes Pfuhl, German sculptor (born 1846)
- May 18 – Charles Sprague Pearce, painter (born 1851)
- June 1 – Árpád Feszty, Hungarian painter (born 1856)
- July 22 – Charles Maurin, French painter and engraver (born 1856)
- August 22 – James Dickson Innes, landscape painter (born 1887; tuberculosis)
- September 26 – August Macke, German painter (born 1887; killed in action)
- September 27 – Carlos María Herrera, Uruguayan portrait painter (born 1875)
- October 29 – Félix Bracquemond, painter and etcher (born 1833)
- date unknown – Franz Alt, Austrian landscape painter (born 1821)
- probable – Faustin Betbeder, caricaturist (born 1847)
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