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Marcoussis is the pseudonym of the French-born Polish painter Ludwik Casimir Markus, who came from a wealthy Jewish family in Warsaw. He moved to Paris in 1903 and gained French nationality thanks to the value demonstrated during World War I. He made his first impressionist paintings and earned money by selling caricatures to satirical magazines, including "La Vie Parisienne" and "Le Journal". He attentively attended Parisian coffees as La Rotonde, Cirque Médrano and L'Ermitage, where he met Edgar Degas around 1906 and Braque, Picasso, Gris and Apollinaire in 1910. Apollinaire, the influential poet of the Calligrams, suggests him to adopt the French pseudonym of "Marcoussis", inspired by a suburb of Paris near Montlhéry. The Apollinaire's influence will never abandon him.



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Print, Les poissons, Louis Marcoussis

Les poissons

Louis Marcoussis

Print - 40 x 54.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 15.7 x 21.5 x 0 inch

$556

Painting, Greetings from Louis Marcoussis to Countess Pecci Blunt, Louis Marcoussis

Greetings from Louis Marcoussis to Countess Pecci Blunt

Louis Marcoussis

Painting - 27 x 21 x 0.1 cm Painting - 10.6 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$10,214

Print, Eaux-fortes pour les Alcools de Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis Marcoussis

Eaux-fortes pour les Alcools de Guillaume Apollinaire

Louis Marcoussis

Print - 19.2 x 12.7 x 0.3 cm Print - 7.6 x 5 x 0.1 inch

$38,587

Painting, Letter from Louis Marcoussis to Countess Pecci Blunt, Louis Marcoussis

Letter from Louis Marcoussis to Countess Pecci Blunt

Louis Marcoussis

Painting - 27 x 21 x 0.2 cm Painting - 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$10,782

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When was Louis Marcoussis born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1878