Portrait of ED. Drypoint
Jacques Villon was a French Cubist artist and the elder brother of Marcel Duchamp. Villon changed his surname from Duchamp so that he would not be confused with his brothers.
Le Philosphe. Drypoint and Etching
While his brother Marcel was best remembered for his conceptual work, Villon was a distinguished graphic artist. Villon’s drawing skills gained him employment as a cartographer, illustrator and cartoonist. During the early 1900’s Villon began to do more printmaking, exploring various intaglio techniques under Manuel Robbe.
Les Haleurs. 1930. Drypoint and Etching
The Departure. 1932. Drypoint and Etching
The Equilibrist. .1913. Drypoint and Etching
He completed a memorable drypoint series that was exhibited at the Armory Show in New York. Villon subsequently became more famous in the United States than in his native country. Villon’s prints are now in major museums and private collections around the world.