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Jacques Villon

Jacques Villon

To distinguish himself from artist and his brother Marcel Duchamp, Gaston Duchamp (1875–1963) took on the pseudonym Jacques Villon as he entered the art world. He abandoned his path pursuing law and began contributing cartoons to Parisian newspapers and creating graphic posters. He became a leading figure in the Cubist movement, depicting fractured, angled compositions. He exhibited in the first Armory Show in New York City in 1913, an exhibition of modern art introducing European modern art to the United States. His works proved popular and all his art sold at the exhibition. From there, his reputation grew so that by the 1930s he was better known in the United States than in Europe.

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