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 Marcel Duchamp

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Marcel Duchamp Famous memorial

Birth
Blainville-Crevon, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Death
2 Oct 1968 (aged 81)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorial ID
4326 View Source

Artist. He received world acclaim as a French artist in the 20th century for his most unusual piece of art. He crossed the line between tradition art and everyday objects when he submitted to an art show a men's bathroom urinal as a piece of art. His "Nude Descending A Staircase, No. 2" in 1912 was not a painting of a nude human but an abstract painting of cubes walking down an imaginary staircase. There were six children in the Duchamp family with him and three other siblings becoming successful modern artists: His brothers, Jacque Villon, a painter; and Raymond Duchamp-Villon, the sculpture; and his sister, Susan Duchamp, was a French Dadaist painter. With his sister being active in the Dadaists art period, he supported the 1930s Surrealist, which evolved from Dadaism. Featured in the May of 1999 issue of "ART News," he was one of the top 25 artists in the western world and the man who "showed the way to life after the avant-garde, the one who offered us a graceful exit from modernism."

Artist. He received world acclaim as a French artist in the 20th century for his most unusual piece of art. He crossed the line between tradition art and everyday objects when he submitted to an art show a men's bathroom urinal as a piece of art. His "Nude Descending A Staircase, No. 2" in 1912 was not a painting of a nude human but an abstract painting of cubes walking down an imaginary staircase. There were six children in the Duchamp family with him and three other siblings becoming successful modern artists: His brothers, Jacque Villon, a painter; and Raymond Duchamp-Villon, the sculpture; and his sister, Susan Duchamp, was a French Dadaist painter. With his sister being active in the Dadaists art period, he supported the 1930s Surrealist, which evolved from Dadaism. Featured in the May of 1999 issue of "ART News," he was one of the top 25 artists in the western world and the man who "showed the way to life after the avant-garde, the one who offered us a graceful exit from modernism."

Bio by: Linda Davis


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 7 Jan 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4326
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4326/marcel-duchamp: accessed ), memorial page for Marcel Duchamp (28 Jul 1887–2 Oct 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4326, citing Cimetière Monumental, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France; Maintained by Find a Grave .