Marcel Duchamp
By Petri Liukkonen
posted: 01-07-09
Marcel Duchamp
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"Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was born in Blainville-Crevon, a Normandy village, as the son of Eugène Duchamp, a notary, and Marie-Caroline-Lucie Duchamp (née Nicolle). Marcel was the fourth of seven children. Four of them gained fame as artists. Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918) became a sculptor and Jacques Villon (1875-1963) and Suzanne Duchamp (1889-1963) became painters. Duchamp himself started to paint in his teens. Duchamp's artistic aspirations were a disappointment for his father, but otherwise the family shared interest in music, art, and literature."

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