1984 in art
- 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.
- Alberto Burri - Cretto di Burri ("Il Grande Cretto", land art, Gibellina, Sicily, Italy; work begins)
- 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
- Steve Gillman - From Within Shalom (sculpture, Portland, Oregon)
- Frederick Hart – The Three Soldiers (bronze statue)
- Nancy Holt - Dark Star Park, Rosslyn, Virginia
- Keith Jellum - Electronic Poet (sculpture, Portland, Oregon)
- Nabil Kanso – Apocalyptic Riders (diptych)
- Lee Kelly - Akbar's Garden (sculpture, Eugene, Oregon)
- R. B. Kitaj – Cecil Court, London W.C.2. (The Refugees) (1983-84)
- Roy Lichtenstein - Brushstrokes in Flight (sculpture, Columbus, Ohio)
- Steve McCurry - Afghan Girl (photographic portrait)
- Odd Nerdrum – Iron Law
- Roland Poska – From Blue to Blue
- Gleb Savinov – Nevsky Prospekt
- Paul Sutinen - In the Shadow of the Elm (sculpture, Portland, Oregon)
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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)
- April 23 – Sir Roland Penrose, English Surrealist painter and art collector (b.1900)
- 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.