Louis Marcoussis , of his true name Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus , born with Warsaw in Poland the November 14th 1878 and died in Cusset, beside Vichy, the October 22nd 1941, was a French painter and naturalized Polish engraver.
Arrived at Paris in 1903, it exposes for the first time to the Salon of autumn of 1905. It earns its living by making caricatures for satirical newspapers; he attends the coffees where he becomes acquainted with Braque, Degas, Picasso, Apollinaire which will make him francize its name in Louis Marcoussis of the name of the village near to Paris.
At the beginning, its painting is impressionist, but it will adopt the movement cubist towards 1910. After a connection with Eva Gouel which leaves it for Picasso, he marries in 1913 Alice Halicka, a compatriot, also painter.
The years of war will oblige it to turn over to Poland to be mobilized. In 1920 it forms part with: Directs , Serge Férat, Fernand Leger, of the management committee of association the Section of Gold founded by Léopold Survage, Albert Gleizes and Archipenko which is charged to organize exposures in France and abroad.
In 1925, it is entitled to its first exposure in solo. Its career will continue: voyages and exposures in Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, the United States… The Années 1930 will see it to devote itself primarily to engraving.
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