Events from the year 1718 in art.
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. (November 2021)
- Arnold Houbraken publishes his biographical work De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen ("The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters and Woman Artists").
- January – Johann Melchior Kambly, Swiss sculptor who took part in the development of the architectural style of Frederician Rococo (died 1783)
- April 24 – Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (died 1784)
- June 5 – Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (died 1779)
- July 4 – Giambettino Cignaroli, Italian painter of the Rococo and early Neoclassic period (d. 1770)
- July 15 – Alexander Roslin, Swedish portrait painter (died 1793)
- August 16 – Jakob Emanuel Handmann, Swiss painter (died 1781)
- August 28 – Claude-Henri Watelet, French fermier-général, amateur painter and writer on the arts (died 1786)
- September 25 – Martin Johann Schmidt, Austrian painter (died 1801)
- October 17 – Christoffer Foltmar, Danish painter of miniatures and organist (died 1759)
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- probable – Agostino Carlini, Italian sculptor and painter (died 1790)