Marcel Duchamp

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Birthday
28, 1887
Birthplace
Blainville-Crevon, France
Death Date
Oct 2, 1968 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1887
Birthplace
Blainville-Crevon, France
Death Date
Oct 2, 1968 (81)

About

Artist associated with Dada and Surrealism and known for "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" from 1912, "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even" from 1923, "Fountain" from 1917, and "Étant donnés" from 1966.

Before Fame

His work was first exhibited in 1908 at the Salon d'Automne, mainly because his brother, Jacques, was a member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture.

Trivia

He was a proficient chess player who interrupted his artistic work in 1918 to travel to Buenos Aires to play chess. He even carved his own wooden chess set.

Family Life

His family was focused on culture during his youth, and his maternal grandfather, Emile Nicolle, had been a painter and engraver. He married Alexina Duchamp in 1954.

Associated With

He was influenced by Salvador Dali.