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Marcel Duchamp

 (1887 - 1968)
Marcel Duchamp was active/lived in New York, California / France.  Marcel Duchamp is known for Dada, avant-garde, cubism, assemblage.

Marcel Duchamp

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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 1913 Armory Show in New York. This event was the first organized exhibition in the United States that included avant-garde artwork from Europe, and the biggest French names were Picasso and Braque. However, Duchamp and his artist brothers, Jacques Vi  ...  Displaying 750 of 4515 characters.

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About  Marcel Duchamp

Born:  1887 - Blainville-Crevon, France
Died:   1968 - Paris, France
Known for:  Dada, avant-garde, cubism, assemblage