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1902 in Art
- June - The group Boadicea and Her Daughters (1856-83) by Thomas Thornycroft (died 1885) is cast in bronze and erected on the Victoria Embankment in London.
- July - Cecil and Wilfred Phillips open the Leicester Galleries in Leicester Square, London, for exhibitions of modern British and French art.
- September - Paul Cézanne's final studio, at Les Lauves, commanding a view of Montagne Sainte-Victoire, is completed.
- Early October - Beatrix Potter's first children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, with her own colour illustrations (originally published privately a year earlier), is first published in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co in London. By the end of the year it sells 28,000 copies.
- Georges Braque begins his studies at the Academie Humbert, where he meets Marie Laurencin and Francis Picabia.
- The studio La Ruche is established in the 15th arrondissement of Paris by the sculptor Alfred Boucher to provide accommodation for impoverished young artists.
- Claude Monet begins his Water Lilies series of paintings in his garden at Giverny.
- Christopher Whall completes his first major group of stained glass windows in Gloucester Cathedral, England.
January to June
- January 15 - Paul Kelpe, German-born American painter (died 1985)
- January 19 - David Olère, Polish-born Jewish French painter (died 1985)
- January 30 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born British art historian (died 1983)
- February 20 - Ansel Adams, American photographer (died 1984)
- February 24 - Nedeljko Gvozdenovi?, Serbian painter (died 1988)
- February 26 - Jean Bruller, French writer and illustrator (died 1991)
- February 27 - ?udovít Fulla, Slovak painter, graphic artist, illustrator, stage designer and art teacher (died 1980)
- March 3 - Isabel Bishop, American painter and graphic artist (died 1988)
- March 16 - Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British studio potter (died 1995)
- April 2 - Jan Tschichold, German typographer, book designer, teacher and writer (died 1974)
- April 26 - Isaac Soyer, Russian-born American painter, (died 1981)
- May 24 - Sylvia Daoust, Canadian sculptor (died 2004)
- June 24 - Thea Tewi, German-born American sculptor and lingerie designer (died 1999)
July to December
- August 5 - I. Rice Pereira, painter (died 1971)
- September 2 - Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer, artist and historian (died 1973)
- September 10 - Lee Gatch, painter and muralist (died 1968)
- September 18 - Pietro Pezzati, American painter (died 1993)
- September 28 - Kenzo Okada, painter (died 1982)
- October 10 - Dick Ket, painter (died 1940)
- November 4 - Pierre Edouard Leopold Verger, French photographer and ethnographer (died 1996)
- November 11 - Ern? Goldfinger, Hungarian-born architect and furniture designer (died 1987)
- November 21 - Marko ?elebonovi?, Serbian painter (died 1986)
- December 8 - Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (died 1982)
- ^ Lear, Linda (2007). Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-36934-7.
- ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 460-461. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.