1984 in art
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- November 6 - The Turner Prize is awarded for the first time, to Malcolm Morley.
- Neue Slowenische Kunst is established.
- date unknown - Eric Hebborn admits to art forgery.
- An x-ray of Jean-Francois Millet's 1870 painting The Young Shepherdess, in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, reveals an earlier painting previously presumed destroyed, The Captivity of the Jews in Babylon.
See also: Category:1984 sculptures
- Akbar's Garden, Eugene, Oregon
- Electronic Poet, Portland, Oregon
- Brushstrokes in Flight
- From Within Shalom, Portland, Oregon
- In the Shadow of the Elm, Portland, Oregon
- Alberto Burri - Il Grande Cretto, Gibellina, Sicily, Italy (work begun)
- John Doubleday – Statue of Dylan Thomas (Marina, Swansea)
- Jean Dubuffet – Monument with Standing Beast (fiberglass sculpture, Chicago Loop)
- Felim Egan – Battle of Hercules and Antaeus
- Frederick Hart – The Three Soldiers (bronze statue)
- Nancy Holt - Dark Star Park, Rosslyn, Virginia
- Nabil Kanso – Apocalyptic Riders (diptych)
- R. B. Kitaj – Cecil Court, London W.C.2. (The Refugees) (1983-84)
- Odd Nerdrum – Iron Law
- Gleb Savinov – Nevsky Prospekt
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January to June
- January 7 – Virgilio Guidi, Italian painter (b. 1891)
- February 6
- February 12 – Tom Keating, English art restorer and art faker (b.1917)
- March 16 – John Hoagland, American photographer (b.1947)
- March 20 – Paule Vézelay, English painter (b.1892)
- April 22 – Ansel Adams, American photographer (b.1902)
- June 19 – Lee Krasner, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1908)
July to December
- July 7 - Dirk Hannema, Dutch museum director and art collector (b. 1895).
- July 8 - Brassaï, Hungarian photographer, sculptor, and filmmaker (b. 1899)
- July 9 – Peter Hurd, American artist (b.1904)
- August 2 – Quirino Cristiani, Argentine animation director and cartoonist (b. 1896).
- October 7 - Arnold Akberg, Estonian painter (b. 1894)
- December 1 – Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b.1911)
Full date unknown
- "Morley wins the Turner Prize", The Guardian, 7 November 1984. Accessed 12 March 2015
- Murphy, Alexandra R. Jean-François Millet. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1984. ISBN 0-87846-237-6
- Lee Sorensen (ed.). "Hannema, Dirk". Dictionary of Art Historians (www.dictionaryofarthistorians.org). Retrieved February 26, 2010.