"And then there is that one-man movement; Marcel Duchamp - for me a truly modern movement because it implies that each artist can do what he thinks he ought to - a movement for each person and open for everybody."|
- Willem de Kooning (Chipp 556)
|House where Duchamp |
grew up in Blainville, Normandy
Begins painting. Makes a group of landscapes at Blainville, which are considered the artist's first works.
|Duchamp, age 13|
Painting in Paris and living on the rue Caulaincourt.
Moves out of Montmartre and into 9 rue Amiral-de-Joinville, just outside Paris in Neuilly. Stays until 1913.
After visiting Basel, stays in Munich, 65 Barerstrasse from June 21-August 1912. Visits Vienna, Prague, Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin during the first three weeks of September.
|Duchamp, age 30|
Boards S.S. "Rochambeau" for New York. Lives in Manhattan, 33 West 67th Street. (Also lives at 34 Beekman Place and 1947 Broadway during his time in New York before leaving in 1918.)
Serves as the chairman of the hanging committee for First Exhibition of Society of Independent Artists, Inc. Resigns from board due to circumstances involving the rejection of Fountain. Arensberg also resigns in protest. Alfred Stieglitz takes famous original photo of the Readymade.
|Duchamp's Studio, 33 West 67th Street|
New York, 1917
Lives in Paris at Picabia's, 32 avenue Charles-Floquet, and 22 rue de la Condamine.
Returns to New York for the year, bringing Paris Air with him for Arensberg. Lives at 246 West 73rd Street, then 1947 Broadway.
Settles in Paris, where he remains until 1942, except for occasional trips around Europe and visits to New York.
Makes series of trips to Monte Carlo, makes Monte Carlo Bond Readymade.
|Duchamp leaving |
New York for Paris,
Chess tournaments in Nice, Paris. Member of French team of third Chess Olympiad, Hamburg.
First one-man show held at Arts Club of Chicago.
Lives in Arcachon, Grenoble, and Sanary to escape the occupied zone.
Returns to United States, 210 West 14th Street, fourth floor. He remains in New York for the rest of his life (aside from regular trips abroad).
A number of typical trips, including a number within the United States to Endicott, San Francisco, Chicago, Milford, Lost Angeles, and Binghamton.
Round trips to Syracuse and Cazenovia for chess tournaments.
|Duchamp signing the deluxe edition |
of Lebel's Sur Marcel Duchamp
(with a reproduction of Water and Gas
on Every Floor on the cover), 1959
Becomes a naturalized United States citizen.
Starts tradition of spending one to two months every spring or summer in Cadaques, Spain.
In November, moves within New York to 28 West 10th Street (first floor). Series of trips to New Haven, Atlanta, Hempstead, Paris, Philadelphia, Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Detroit, Boston, Palm Beach, Cleveland, Baltimore, Utica, Rome, Naples, Taormina, Palermo, Puteaux, Rouen, Milan, Nice, Pasadena, and Waltham spanning up until 1964.
|Duchamp with Readymades on display|
at Pasadena Art Museum Retrospective, 1963
In December, moves studio to 80 East 11th Street (fourth floor, room 403).
Round trips to London, Amsterdam, Monte-Carlo, Rouen, Buffalo, London, Genoa, and Barcelona.
|Duchamp on the porch of |
apartment in Cadaques, Spain, 1968.
(Windbreak designed by Duchamp.)