1918 in art
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- February 16 – Joan Miró's first solo exhibition opens at the Dalmau Gallery; his work is ridiculed and defaced.
- March – C. R. W. Nevinson has an exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in London. His war painting Paths of Glory, condemned by the British Army censor for its depiction of dead soldiers, is displayed by the artist with a brown paper strip across the bodies bearing the word "Censored" and subsequently replaced in the exhibition by a painting of a tank.
- May – Stanley Spencer, a serving British Army soldier, is appointed as an official war artist. A similar appointment is made this year for Australian soldier Frank R. Crozier.
- May 3 – William Orpen's exhibition War opens in London; the paintings are donated to the British government. He is knighted in June.
- May 11 – Paul Nash's exhibition The Void of War opens at the Leicester Galleries in London.
- June 18 – Pablo Picasso marries Olga Khoklova.
- June – Alfred Stieglitz begins nude photography of Georgia O'Keeffe.
- October 15 – Kunsthalle Bern opened.
- November 3 – The Robespierre Monument (Moscow), designed by Beatrice Yuryevna Sandomierz, is unveiled; it collapses four days later.
- December 3 – Founding of the November Group of expressionist artists in Germany.
- Denver Art Museum opens its first galleries.
- Frans Masereel's wordless novel 25 Images of a Man's Passion is published.
See also: Category:1918 sculptures
- George Bellows
- Victor David Brenner – Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain (Philadelphia)
- Charles Demuth – Turkish Bath with self-portrait
- Katherine Sophie Dreier – Abstract Portrait of Marcel Duchamp
- Eric Enstrom – Grace (photograph)
- Charles Buckles Falls – Books Wanted (poster)
- Roger Fry
- Nina Hamnett
- Georges Gardet – Eternal Youth (gilded sculpture on Manitoba Legislative Building)
- Mark Gertler – The Pool at Garsington
- J. W. Godward
- A Fond Farewell
- Sweet Sounds
- George Grosz – The Funeral
- Eric Kennington – Gassed and Wounded
- Paul Klee
- Flower Myth
- Warning of the Ships
- Boris Kustodiev
- Fernand Léger – Bargeman
- Wyndham Lewis – A Canadian Gun-Pit
- José Malhoa – Autumn
- Amedeo Modigliani – Portrait of Blaise Cendrars
- Alfred Munnings
- Draft Horses, Lumber Mill in the Forest of Dreux
- Kaita Murayama – Self-portrait
- John Nash
- The Cornfield
- Over The Top
- Paul Nash
- William Orpen
- Willard Dryden Paddock – Sundial, Boy With Spider
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- William Strang – Lady with a Red Hat
- Viktor Vasnetsov – Frog Princess
- Francis Derwent Wood – Canada's Golgotha (bronze)
- William Lionel Wyllie – Battle of the Falkland Islands, 1914
- 6 February – Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, painter, and art collector (d. 2007).
- 7 February – Markey Robinson, Irish painter (d. 1999).
- 12 March – Elaine de Kooning, American abstract expressionist painter (d. 1989).
- 10 April – Cornell Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and photo curator (d. 2008).
- 9 May – Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (d. 2006).
- 10 May – Desmond MacNamara, Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)
- 11 July – Roy Krenkel, American illustrator (d. 1983).
- 25 July – Jane Frank, American painter, sculptor, mixed media artist and textile artist (d. 1986).
- 8 August – Brian Stonehouse, English painter and Special Operations Executive agent during World War II (d. 1998).
- 22 September – Cleve Gray, American Abstract expressionist painter (d. 2004).
- 7 October – Mimmo Rotella, Italian artist and poet (d. 2006).
- 8 November – Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (d. 2015).
- 14 December – Jack Cole, American comic book artist (d. 1958).
- 18 December – Kali, born Hanna Gordziałkowska, Polish-born portrait painter and Resistance agent during World War II (d. 1998).
- January 7 – Rista Vukanović, Serbian Impressionist painter and husband of painter Beta Vukanović (b. 1873)
- February 6 – Gustav Klimt, Austrian Symbolist painter (b. 1862)
- April 9 – Niko Pirosmani, Georgian painter (b. 1862)
- April 1 – Isaac Rosenberg, English painter and poet (b. 1890)
- April 23 – Paul Sébillot, Breton painter and author (b. 1842)
- May 19 – Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (b. 1853)
- June 28 – Albert Henry Munsell, American inventor of the Munsell color system (b. 1858)
- October 9 – Raymond Duchamp-Villon, French sculptor (b. 1876)
- October 30 – Egon Schiele, Austrian painter (b. 1890)
- November 20 – John Bauer, Swedish illustrator (in shipwreck) (b. 1882)
- December 22 – Charles Edward Perugini, English painter (b. 1839)