Events from the year
1962 in art.
February 6– March 4 – Jane Frank, solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
February 7 – Opening of this year's " Young contemporaries" student exhibition at the RBA Galleries in London at which David Hockney exhibits his four "Demonstrations of Versatility" (1961): A Grand Procession of Dignitaries in the Semi-Egyptian Style, Swiss Landscape in a Scenic Style (retitled ), Flight into Italy - Swiss Landscape Archived 2016-10-24 at the Wayback Machine Tea Painting in an Illusionistic Style and Figure in a Flat Style. Hockney first meets  Patrick Procktor at this exhibition and, with Maurice Agis, John Bowstead and Peter Phillips, Hockney's work is selected for a further exhibition at the ICA.
March 15 – Ansgar Elde and Jørgen Nash are excluded from the Situationist International.
March 25 – BBC Television in the United Kingdom broadcasts Ken Russell's film Pop Goes the Easel in its series, exploring the British Monitor pop art movement.
April 7 – The Stanley Spencer Gallery opens in Spencer's home village of Cookham, England, to display his work.
April 10 – Robert Fraser sets up his gallery, specializing in contemporary British art, in the Mayfair district of London. May – The
comic book character , created visually by The Incredible Hulk Jack Kirby, is introduced. May–June –
David Smith creates the Voltri series of abstract sculptures (e.g. ) in Italy. Voltri XV
May 25 – The new Coventry Cathedral, designed by Basil Spence, is consecrated in England; artworks incorporated include: the exterior sculpture by Sir St Michael's Victory over the Devil Jacob Epstein; the tapestry , designed by Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph Graham Sutherland; the Mater Dolorosa sculpture by John Bridgeman; the Baptistry window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens; and the engraved glass Screen of Saints and Angels by John Hutton. late June –
Bert Stern begins shooting in New York City, the last series of photographs taken of The Last Sitting Marilyn Monroe, originally for magazine; later published as a book. Vogue
July 9 – Andy Warhol's first solo California gallery exhibition as a fine artist opens at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, marking the West Coast debut of pop art and featuring his . Campbell's Soup Cans  
July 23 – The Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum is opened in Cairo. July 25 – The Queen's Gallery is opened to the public at Buckingham Palace, London. August – The
comic book character , created visually by Spider-Man Steve Ditko, is introduced.
September 25 – The Pasadena Art Museum mounts , a survey of contemporary American New Painting of Common Objects Pop Art. 
October 23 – "Fifty California Artists" exhibition at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 1962-1963. Catalogue published. Organized by San Francisco Museum of Art with assistance of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Circulated to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Des Moines Art Center, IA. Notable artists in exhibition include Elmer Bischoff, Bruce Conner, Roy De Forest, Richard Diebenkorn, George Herms, John Paul Jones, Edward Kienholz, Frank Lobdell, Nathan Oliveira, Ed Moses, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg and Peter Voulkos. 
October 31 – The Sidney Janis Gallery mounts International Exhibition of the New Realists, a survey of contemporary American Pop Art and the European Nouveau Réalisme movement and the first Pop Art group exhibition in an 'uptown gallery' in New York City, a rented storefront at 19 W. 57th Street, near the main gallery at 15 E. 57th Street. Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston and Adolph Gottlieb quit the Janis Gallery as a protest against the exhibition.
November 14 – The British General Post Office issues the first commemorative stamps to be designed by David Gentleman.
December 14 – Leonardo da Vinci's early 16th-century painting the is assessed for insurance purposes at US$100 million before touring the United States for several months, the highest insurance value for a painting in history. However, the Mona Lisa Louvre, its owner, chooses to spend the money that would have been spent on the insurance premium on security instead.
Michelangelo Pistoletto begins painting on mirrors.
Ernst Barlach House completed as an art museum in Hamburg, Germany.
City Hall Museum and Art Gallery established in Hong Kong. The
Institute of American Indian Arts is set up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Musashino Art University.
National Art Museum of China opens in Beijing.
Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta inaugurated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The
comic book character Barbarella, created by Jean-Claude Forest, is introduced in France. Frederic Leighton's painting ( Flaming June 1895) is rediscovered in London. Exhibitions Edit
January 24 – André Lhote, French Cubist painter (b. 1885)
March 19 – Ethel Sands, American-born English painter (b. 1873)
March 27 – Augusta Savage, African American sculptor (b. 1892)
April 7 – Mary Cecil Allen, Australian-born American painter (b. 1893)
April 23 – Harold Parker, Australian sculptor (b. 1873)
May 13 – Franz Kline, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1910)
May 19 – Gabriele Münter, German painter (born 1877) 
May 25 – Zora Petrović, one of the most significant representatives of Expressionism of color in Serbian art between two wars (b. 1894)
June 6 – Yves Klein, French painter (b. 1928)
August 31 – Frank O. Salisbury, English portrait and official painter (b. 1874)
September 7 – Morris Louis, American color field painter (b. 1912)
October 17 – Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist (b. 1881)  December 28 – Karl Völker, German painter and architect (b. 1889) References Edit
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