Jacques Villon

                          

Included in these works by Jacques Villon are highly sought after lithographs from  "L'Art Glorieux"  published by Louis Carré in 1948 for in an edition of 1800. 

Other works comprise lithographs and colour plates. 

 

Jacques Villon was born Gaston Duchamp in 1875 in Normandy, France.  (His two brothers, Marcel Duchamp and Raymond Duchamp, and his sister, Suzanne Duchamp, also reached fame in their respective careers.)

In 1894, he and his brother Raymond moved to Montmartre in Paris, where 

 

he studied at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

There, to distinguish himself from his siblings, Duchamp adopted the pseudonym of Jacques Villon as a tribute to the French medieval poet François Villon.

In Montmartre, home to an expanding art community, Villon worked for next 10 years in graphic media, contributing cartoons and illustrations to Parisian newspapers as well as drawing colour posters. His work appeared in the satirical weekly Le Courrier français.

It was under the direction of his grandfather, Emile Frederic Nicolle, that Villon learnt engraving,

In 1903 he helped organise the drawing section of the first Salon d'Automne in Paris.

​Jacques Villon died on June 9, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven, in Puteaux, France.