Choose the year and see which Anniversaries or Events we have selected 

Filter your search by year:

Results for: 2024

1st January 1793 (231 years)

Francesco Lazzaro Guardi dies

Italian painter

1st January 1959 (65 years)

The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista

1st January 1864 (160 years)

Alfred Stieglitz is born

Photographer and promoter of modern art

3rd January 1919 (105 years)

Frank Duveneck is born

American portraitist

7th January 1839 (185 years)

Louis Daguerre announces the invention of the daguerreotype

7th January 1989 (35 years)

Emperor Hirohito dies

124th Emperor of Japan

8th January 1324 (700 years)

Marco Polo dies,

Italian merchant, explorer and writer from the Republic of Venice

15th January 1759 (265 years)

The British Museum opens

19th January 1839 (185 years)

Paul Cezanne is born

French Post-Impressionist painter

19th January 1889 (135 years)

Sophie Taeuber-Arp is born

Swiss artist and painter

21st January 1924 (100 years)

Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died.

23rd January 1989 (35 years)

Salvador Dalì dies

Spanish surrealist painter

23rd January 1944 (80 years)

Edvard Munch dies

Norwegian painter

23rd January 1889 (135 years)

Alexandre Cabanel dies

French painter

26th January 1824 (200 years)

Théodore Géricault dies

French painter

26th January 1714 (310 years)

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle dies

French sculptor

28th January 1929 (95 years)

Claes Oldenburg is born

American Pop Artist

1st February 1944 (80 years)

Piet Mondrian dies

Dutch pioneer of abstract art

3rd February 1874 (150 years)

Gertrude Stein,

American writer and poet, was born.

8th February 1725 (300 years)

Peter Alekseevič Romanov, known as Peter the Great, first emperor of Russia, dies

10th February 1824 (200 years)

200 years after the appointment of Simon Bolivar as dictator of Peru

15th February 1873 (150 years)

Ernest Henry Shackleton.

British explorer of Irish origin, was born

18th February 1564 (460 years)

Michelangelo Buonarroti dies

Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet

25th February 1914 (110 years)

Sir John Tenniel dies

British illustrator and political cartoonist, best known for his work for Punch and Alice in Wonderland

28th February 1929 (95 years)

Frank Gehry is born

Canadian-born American architect and designer

3rd March 1914 (110 years)

Asger Jorn is born

Danish painter and founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA

9th March 1934 (90 Years)

Birth of Yuri Gagarin,

Russian astronaut and Soviet pilot.

13th March 1864 (160 years)

Alexej von Jawlensky is born

Russian expressionist painter active in Germany

14th March 1879 (145 Years)

Albert Einstein was born

24th March 1834 (190 years)

William Morris is born

British artist and writer

29th March 1974 (50 Years)

The Terracotta Army was found in China

31st March 1889 (135 years)

Official opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, a world icon

1st April 1919 (105 years)

Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar

6th April 1959 (65 years)

Frank Lloyd Wright dies


7th April 1614 (410 years)

El Greco dies

Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance

10th April 1894 (130 years)

Ben Nicholson is born

English pianter

22nd April 1929 (95 years)

Henry Lerolle dies

French painter

24th April 1904 (120 years)

Willem de Kooning is born

American Abstract Expressionist

2nd May 1519 (505 years)

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci dies

Universal genius Leonardo is considered one of the most ingenious and prolific minds of the Renaissance

4th May 1929 (95 Years)

Audrey Hepburn was born

Belgian-born British actress known for her radiant beauty and style

6th May 1889 (135 Years)

Completion of the Eiffel Tower

10th May 1849 (175 years)

Katsushika Hokusai dies

Japanese painter

10th May 1824 (200 years)

National Gallery in London opens to the public

11st May 1924 (120 years)

Salvador Dali,

painter, sculptor, and Spanish writer was born

11st May 1824 (200 years)

Jean-Léon Gérôme,

French painter and sculptor was born

16th May 1949 (75 years)

William Nicholson dies

British Pianter

19th May 1954 (70 years)

Max Oppenheimer,

Austrian painter and graphic designer died

21st May 1844 (180 yeras)

Henri Rousseau is born

French painter

31st May 1549 (475 years)

Tintoretto dies

Italian painter

1st June 1265 (760 years)

Dante Alighieri was born

Italian Poet

6th June 1944 (80 years)

D-Day: The Allies land in Normandy

10th June 1819 (205 years)

Gustave Courbet dies

French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting

15th June 1215 (810 years)

King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.

4th July 1934 (90 Years)

Marie Curie dies

Polish physicist

5th July 1969 (55 years)

Walter Gropius dies

German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School

12th July 1854 (170 years)

170 years since the founding of Eastman Kodak Company

14th July 1939 (85 years)

Alphonse Mucha dies

Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist

20th July 1969 (55 Years)

On board Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first two men to land on the moon.

25th July 1969 (55 years)

Otto Dix dies

German painter and printmaker

31st July 1954 (70 years)

Edgar Maxence,

French painter died.

11st August 1614 (410 years)

Lavinia Fontana dies

Italian painter regarded as the first woman artist

13th August 1899 (125 Years)

Alfred Hitchcock, the British film director and producer, also known as the “Master of Suspense” was born.

1st September 1939 (85 Years)

Invasion of Poland by Germany, which marks the beginning of World War II

5th September 1774 (250 Years)

Caspar David Friedrich, German painter, exponent of romantic art was born

6th September 1939 (85 years)

Arthur Rackham dies

English illustrator best known for his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, The Christmas Carol and many others

8th September 1954 (70 years)

Andre’ Derain,

French painter died.

18th September 1839 (185 years)

Anton Mauve is born

Painter, graphic artist and cousin of Vincent van Gogh

20th September 1934 (90 Years)

Sophia Loren is born, iconic actress of Italian cinema

26th September 1914 (110 years)

August Macke dies

German expressionist painter

3rd October 1954 (70 years)

Heldt Werner,

german painter died.

4th October 1814 (210 years)

Jean-Francois Millet is born

French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France

4th October 1669 (355 years)

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn dies

Prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, usually regarded as the greatest artist of Holland’s “Golden Age”

9th October 1874 (150 years)

Nicholas Roerich is born

Russian painter influenced by spirituality, a recurring theme in his philosophy and writings

10th October 1684 (340 years)

Jean Antoine Watteau is born

French painter who profoundly influenced other artists thanks to his use of color

16th October 1854 (170 years)

Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, is born

21st October 1959 (65 years)

65 years since the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York

26th October 1764 (260 years)

William Hogarth dies

English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist

3rd November 1954 (70 years)

Henri Matisse dies

French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement

9th November 1949 (75 Years)

James Ensor died
Belgian painter

24th November 1864 (160 years)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is born

French artist

26th November 1924 (100 years)

George Segal,

American sculptor and painter was born.

29th November 1924 (100 years)

Giacomo Puccini,

italian composer died.

1st December 1899 (125 years)

Eileen Agar is born

British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement

2nd December 1859 (165 years)

Georges Pierre Seurat is born

French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman

3rd December 1919 (105 years)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir dies

French painter known throughout the world as a leader of Impressionism

4th Decemebr 1914 (110 years)

Rudolf Hausner is born

Austrian painter, draftsman and sculptor described as the first psychoanalytic painter.

6th December 1954 (70 years)

Josef Scharl,

german painter died.

6th December 1954 (70 years)

Mezquita Lopez Jose’ Maria,

Spanish painter died.

8th December 1864 (160 years)

Camille Claudel is born

French sculptor

8th December 1954 (70 years)

Claude Cahun dies,

French artist, photographer and writer.

17th December 1904 (120 years)

Paul Cadmus is born

American painter and photographer

13th December 1944 (80 years)

Wassily Kandinsky dies

Russian-born French artist known for his purely abstract work

18th December 1879 (145 years)

Paul Klee is born

Swiss-German painter influenced by Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism

18th December 1869 (155 years)

Edward Redfield is born

American Impressionist landscape painter

23rd December 1989 (35 years)

Nancy Graves is born

conceptual sculpture artist

26th December 1909 (115 years)

Frederic Remington dies

American painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer.

31st December 1514 (510 years)

Andreas Vesalio is born

the Flemish physician who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of human anatomy