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Suzanne Duchamp was the younger sister of:
- Jacques Villon nee Jacques Duchamp (1875 - 1963), painter, printmaker
- Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876 - 1918), sculptor
- Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968), painter, sculptor and author
She began her studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in her native Rouen when she was 16. Her early works reflected impressionism and cubism. At age 21, she married but quickly divorced, moving to the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris to be near her brother Marcel and to expand her artistic career.
For female painters at the time it was difficult to get full consideration. However, because of her older brothers growing prominence in the arts community, at age 22, she had her first major exhibit at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris.
After the outbreak of World War I, she served as a nurse in Paris producing virtually nothing until 1916. After the war, the first of her Dadaist works appeared. Completed in 1919, Multiplication Broken and Restored is a prime example of her Dada work. That same year, she married artist Jean Crotti, whose painting she would greatly influence.
In 1967, in Rouen, France, her brother Marcel helped organize an exhibition called Les Duchamp: Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp, Suzanne Duchamp. Some of this family exhibition was later shown at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.
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