Jean Crotti


Jean Crotti (1878 – 1958) was a French painter. He first studied in Munich, Germany at the School of Decorative Arts, then moved to Paris to study art at the Académie Julian. Initially he was influenced by Impressionism, then by Fauvism and Art Nouveau. Around 1910 he began to experiment with Orphism, an offshoot of Cubism, and a style that would be enhanced by his association in New York City with Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia.