Jacques Villon Biography

It was in 1891 that Jacques Villon created his first etching – an image of his father. Soon after he left to study at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This was the same time that he changed his name from Gaston Duchamp as an homage to French poet François Villon – this was also a way to differentiate himself from his siblings.

Jacques Villon
Jacques Villon (Damville, 1875 - Puteaux, 1963)