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 Marcel Duchamp  (1887 - 1968)

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Lived/Active: New York/California / France      Known for: Dada, avant-garde, cubism, assemblage

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BIOGRAPHY for Marcel Duchamp
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Birth
1887 (Blainville, France)
 
Death
1968 (Paris, France)

Lived/Active
New York/California / France


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Dada, avant-garde, cubism, assemblage

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Painters of Nudes
Modernism
Sculptors
Marcel Duchamp, born in Blainville, France, became a painter and sculptor who was part of the early 20th-century Dada movement that blurred the boundaries between these two aspects of fine art. In league with Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Hans Arp, Man Ray, and Kurt Schwitters, Duchamp held to the Dada credo that "everything the artist spits out is art." (Mayer 105)

Duchamp made his first big impression in the American art scene with his entry of Nude Descending the Staircase at the (showing 500 of 4515 characters).



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