Marcel Duchamp born on July 28 at Blainville-Crevon,
(near Rouen) France.
Marcel was the third of six children born to M. Eugène and Madame
Duchamp. The family had a strong interest
in the arts. Madame Duchamp was a talented amateur musician, and her
father had been a shipping agent with a strong interest in
painting and engraving.
Marcel had two elder brothers, Gaston
(born 1875, who later took the
name Jacques Villon, and was himself a renowned painter)
and Raymond, a.k.a. Raymond Duchamp-Villon
(born 1876, an accomplished sculptor who died in
World War I). Their younger sister, Suzanne, also pursued
her interest in the arts - (she later collaborated with Marcel
on the conceptual readymade, Unhappy