Jacques Villon | the artist
The artist Jacques Villon
Born July 31 1875, Damville, Eure, France.
Died June 9 1963, Puteaux, France.
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Jacques Villon was born Gaston Duchamp in 1875 in Normandy, France. He was one of six children and four of the children would receive acclaim as artists and sculptors in their lifetime. It was under the direction of his grandfather, Emile Frederic Nicolle that Villon learned engraving and in the summer of 1894 he studied at LEcole des Beaux-Arts. Villon submitted his drawings to local newspapers that featured illustrations…