from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968. French-born modernist artist and a leader of the Dada movement in New York City who was the first to exhibit commonplace objects as art. His paintings include Nude Descending a Staircase (1912).

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  • n. French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968)


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