1929 in art
- January 10 – First appearance of Hergé's Belgian comic book hero Tintin as Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Les Aventures de Tintin, reporter..., au pays des Soviets), begins serialization in children's newspaper supplement Le Petit Vingtième.
- January 17 – First appearance of E. C. Segar's American sailor comic book hero Popeye in Thimble Theatre.
- April 30 – English painters Stephen Bone and Mary Adshead marry.
- June 6 – Première of the Surrealist film Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, in Paris.
- July 5 – Scotland Yard seizes 13 paintings of male and female nudes by D. H. Lawrence from a Mayfair gallery on grounds of indecency under the Vagrancy Act 1838.
- August 21 – Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo marry for the first time, in a civil ceremony in the town hall at Coyoacán.
- October 12 – Joan Miró marries Pilar Juncosa in Palma, Mallorca.
- November – The East London Group (for the first time under this name) exhibit with Walter Sickert at the Lefevre Gallery in the West End of London.
- November 7 – The Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City. An exhibit, "Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat and van Gogh", at the new museum attracts 47,000 visitors.
- December 1 – Underground Electric Railways Company of London officially opens its new headquarters building at 55 Broadway designed by Charles Holden, incorporating sculptures by Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill and Henry Moore.
- Cercle et Carré group of abstract artists founded in Paris by Joaquin Torres Garcia and Michel Seuphor.
- The Barcelona chair is designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
- Musashino Art University originates as the Teikoku Bijutsu Gakkō ("Imperial Art School") in Tokyo.
- Curtis Moffat opens a gallery at 4 Fitzroy Square in London.
- Karl Blossfeldt publishes a collection of close-up photographs of plants and living things as Urformen der Kunst: Photographische Pflanzenbilder in Berlin.
- Archibald Prize: John Longstaff – W A Holman, KC
- Laura Knight made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
- David Bomberg – Toledo from the Alcazar
- Emily Carr – The Indian Church
- Salvador Dalí
- Guan Zilan – Portrait of Miss L
- Edward Hopper – Chop Suey
- Frieda Kahlo – The Bus
- Kawamura Kiyoo – Founding of the Nation (建国, Kenkoku, Le coq blanc)
- Tamara de Lempicka – The Musician
- René Magritte
- Carl Milles – The Sun Singer (bronze)
- Henry Moore – Reclining Figure (sculpture, Leeds Art Gallery)
- George Pitt Morison – The Foundation of Perth 1829
- Francis Picabia – Hera
- Pablo Picasso – Nude in an Armchair (Musée Picasso, Paris)
- Stanley Spencer – The Resurrection of the Soldiers (Sandham Memorial Chapel)
- Julio Romero de Torres – La Fuensanta
- Doris Zinkeisen – Mrs Grahame Johnstone (self-portrait)
January to June
- 2 January – Anton Lehmden, Slovakian-born Austrian painter, co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism
- 8 January – Poul Kjærholm, Danish designer (d.1980)
- 26 January – Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist
- 28 January – Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-born American sculptor
- 9 February – Clement Meadmore Australian-born American sculptor (d.2005)
- 24 February – Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish painter, photographer and fantasy artist (d.2005)
- 4 March – Wolfgang Hollegha, Austrian painter
- 22 March – Yayoi Kusama, Japanese visual artist.
- 31 March
- 5 April – Hugo Claus, Belgian novelist, poet, playwright, painter and film director (d.2008)
- 23 May – Vladimír Preclík, Czech writer and sculptor (d.2008)
- 31 May – Nicholas Krushenick, American pop art painter (d.1999)
July to December
- 13 July – René Laloux, French animator and film director (d.2004)
- 29 July – Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, sociologist, philosopher, political commentator, and photographer (d.2007)
- 8 August – Josef Mikl, Austrian abstract painter (d.2008)
- 4 September – Anne Dunn, painter
- 21 September – Edgar Valter, Estonian writer and illustrator of children's books (d.2006)
- January 12 – Arthur Diehl, English landscape painter (b. 1870)
- January 13 – Emil Fuchs, Austrian American sculptor and painter (b. 1866)
- January 18 – Maurice Bouchor, French poet and sculptor (b. 1855)
- February 14 – Sydney Carline, English painter, war artist (b. 1888)
- February 22 – Louise Upton Brumback, American landscape painter (b. 1867)
- March 1
- March 5 – Francesco Paolo Michetti, Italian painter (b. 1851)
- April 22 – Henry Lerolle, painter and arts patron (b. 1848)
- May 5 – Charles Grafly, sculptor (b. 1862)
- May 9 – Kate Dickens Perugini, English painter (b. 1839)
- June 13 – Margaret Forrest, art collector (b. 1844)
- July 3 – Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, painter (b. 1852)
- July 12 – Robert Henri, painter, leader of the Ash Can School (b. 1865)
- July 28 – Allen Hutchinson, sculptor (b. 1855)
- August 9 – Heinrich Zille, photographer and illustrator (b. 1858)
- October 1 – Antoine Bourdelle, sculptor (b. 1861)
- October 26 – Aby Warburg, German art historian (b. 1866)
- date unknown - Adelaïde Alsop Robineau, American painter and potter (b. 1865)
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