Jean (-Joseph) Crotti was a Dadaist painter in Paris and New York (1913-17). Art studies first in Munich, later in Paris, where he meets Edgar Degas at the renowned Académie Julian. He marries Suzanne Duchamp, a sister of Marcel Duchamp, in 1919. Works alongside Duchamp and Francis Picabia in the Dadaist movement. Contributes to the art magazines "391" and "New York Dada". Lives mostly in France, where he becomes a citizen in 1927. Son of Charles Crotti, a plasterer, originally from Isone, Ticino, Switzerland. Brother of the distinguished American surgeon Dr. André Crotti.