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JEAN CROTTI (Swiss/French / 1878-1958)

Jean Crotti was born in Bulle in the Canton de Fribourg, Switzerland; he was naturalised French in 1927. Crotti began his studies in Munich before entering the Académie Julian in Paris in 1901. At first influenced by Impressionism, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, by 1910 Crotti was in the sway of Orphism and Italian Futurism. In fact Jean Crotti's career was to encapsulate a mini-history of twentieth-century art movements, for he was to play a significant role in Dadaism before turning to geometrical abstraction. Two important figures in Crotti's artistic development were Francis Picabia and Marcel Duchamp, whom he met in New York during WWI. Duchamp was also important in Crotti's personal life, as on returning from New York with news of Marcel, Crotti met and married his sister Suzanne Duchamp. Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti (1889-1963) was herself an artist, alongside her brothers Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Villon, and Raymond Duchamp-Villon.

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Selected prints by JEAN CROTTI

The bride's bouquet, 1945
Drypoint
The bride's bouquet, 1945
Drypoint

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