1919 in art
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- April 25 – The Bauhaus architectural and design movement is founded in Weimar, Germany, by Walter Gropius.
- December – The National War Paintings and Other Records exhibition staged at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
- Seven and Five Society established in London.
- Piet Mondrian, in Paris, begins painting his grid-based compositions (Neo-Plasticism).
- Musée Rodin opens in Paris at the Hôtel Biron and Villa des Brillants, Meudon.
- Chaim Soutine first visits Céret in the Pyrenees where he begins a series of landscapes.
- Les Champs Magnétiques, the first book produced using the techniques of surrealist automatism, is written by André Breton and Philippe Soupault.
- Publication in England of W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Moon and Sixpence, loosely based on the life of Paul Gauguin.
See also: Category:1919 sculptures
- Norman G. Arnold – The Last Fight of Captain Ball, VC, DSO and 2 Bars, MC, 7th May 1917
- Max Beckmann – The Night
- David Bomberg – Sappers at Work: A Canadian Tunnelling Company, Hill 60, St Eloi
- Sydney Carline
- Harry Clarke – illustrations to Tales of Mystery & Imagination
- Evelyn De Morgan – The Gilded Cage
- Marcel Duchamp – L.H.O.O.Q.
- Aleksandra Ekster – City at Night
- Jacob Epstein – Sergeanat D. F. Hunter VC, 1/5 Highland Light Infantry (bronze bust)
- Max Ernst
- Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven – Portrait of Marcel Duchamp (sculpture of found objects)
- Colin Gill
- Evening, After a Push
- Heavy Artillery
- Eileen Gray – "Dragons" armchair
- Elioth Gruner – Spring Frost
- Hannah Höch – Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser DADA durch die letzte weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschlands ("Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany"; collage)
- Augustus John – Marchesa Casati
- Henry Lamb – Irish troops in the Judean hills surprised by a Turkish bombardment
- Fernand Léger
- Ivor Lewis – Timothy Eaton statues
- Wyndham Lewis – A Battery Shelled
- David Low – Strange, I seem to hear a child weeping (political cartoon)
- Henri Matisse – Les plumes blanches ("White Plumes")
- Claude Monet – paintings in Water Lilies series
- Paul Nash – The Menin Road
- C. R. W. Nevinson – The Harvest of Battle
- Sir William Orpen
- Pablo Picasso – Still Life with Pitcher and Apples
- John Singer Sargent – Gassed
- Zinaida Serebriakova – House of Cards
- Charles Sims – The Old German Front Line, Arras, 1916
- Stanley Spencer – Travoys with Wounded Soldiers Arriving at a Dressing Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916
- Edward Wadsworth – Dazzle-Ships in Drydock at Liverpool
January to June
- January 5 – Frederick Hammersley, American painter (d. 2009)
- January 19 – Joan Brossa, Catalan poet, playwright, graphic designer and plastic artist (d. 1998)
- January 22 – John Russell, British American art critic (d. 2008)
- January 24 – William Copley, American artist (d. 1996)
- March 23 – Salvatore Scarpitta, American sculptor (d. 2007)
- April 9 – Gordon Lambert, Irish art collector (d. 2005)
- April 24 – César Manrique, Spanish artist and architect (d. 1992)
- May 3 – John Cullen Murphy, American comics artist (d. 2004)
- May 9 – Anne Yeats, Irish painter and stage designer (d. 2001)
- June 21 – Jean Joyet, French artist (d. 1994)
July to December
- July 6 – Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (d. 1999)
- July 17 – Jean Leymarie, French art historian (d. 2006)
- July 18 – Daniel du Janerand, French painter (d. 1990)
- July 31 – Maurice Boitel, French painter (d. 2007)
- September 8 – Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter (d. 2014)
- September 29 – Vladimír Vašíček, Czech painter (d. 2003)
- November 3 – Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic books author and artist (d. 1995)
- November 11 – Jef Friboulet, French painter and sculptor (d. 2003)
- December 12 – Cliff Holden, English painter, designer and silk-screen printer
- December 24 – Pierre Soulages, French "painter of black"
Full date unknown
- January 22 – Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (b. 1853)
- February 18 – Antonin Carlès, sculptor (b. 1851)
- February 27 – Robert Harris, painter (b. 1848)
- March 24 – Franz Metzner, sculptor (b. 1870)
- March 25 – Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (b. 1881) (suicide)
- May 13 – Helen Hyde. etcher and engraver (b. 1868)
- August 9 – Ralph Albert Blakelock, American painter (b. 1847)
- November 18 – John Dibblee Crace, interior decorator (b. 1838)
- December 2 – Henry Clay Frick, founder of the Frick Collection (b. 1849)
- December 3 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter (b. 1841)
- December 18 – James Coutts Michie, painter b. 1859)
- date unknown