Events in the year 1802 in Art.
- The Journal of the Royal Institution records one of the first experiments in photography.
- Antonio Canova models the bust of Napoleon later used for his statue Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker.
- Marie Tussaud first exhibits her wax sculptures in London, having been commissioned during the Reign of Terror in France to make death masks of the victims.
- John Constable – Dedham Vale
- François Fleury-Richard – Valentine of Milan weeping for the death of her husband Louis of Orléans
- François Gérard – Madame Récamier
- Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson – Apotheosis of French Heroes Who Died for the Fatherland during the War of Liberation
- Christian Gottlieb Schick – Portrait of Wilhelmine Cotta (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart)
- Manuel Tolsá – Equestrian statue of Charles IV (Mexico City)
- John Trumbull – Self-portrait (Yale University Art Gallery)
- Utamaro – Ten Forms of Feminine Physiognomy (print series)
- Rafail's Cross (woodcarving, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria)
- May 20 – David Octavius Hill, Scottish painter and pioneer photographer (died 1870)
- June 17 – Hermann Goldschmidt, German painter and astronomer (died 1866)
- August 26 – Ludwig Michael Schwanthaler, German sculptor (died 1848)
- December 25 – Richard Parkes Bonington, English landscape painter (died 1828)
- April 27 – Josef Kramolín, Czech fresco painter (born 1730)
- June 20 – Gaetano Gandolfi, Bolognese painter (born 1734)
- September 12 – Philip Jean, Jersey-born miniaturist painter (born 1755)
- September 30 – Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian Neoclassical sculptor (born 1753)
- October 16 – Joseph Strutt, English engraver and antiquary (born 1749)
- October 24 – John Ramage, Irish American goldsmith and miniaturist (born 1748)
- November 9 – Thomas Girtin, English painter and etcher (born 1775)
- November 15 – George Romney, English painter (born 1734)
- December 5 – Lemuel Francis Abbott, English portrait painter (born 1760)
- December 17 – Johannes Wiedewelt, Danish sculptor (born 1731)
- December 27 – Jens Juel, Danish portrait painter (born 1745)
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