Happy Birthday Raymond Duchamp-Villon!! French sculptor born today in 1876, Raymond Duchamp-Villon was one of six children, four of whom were artists. Marcel Duchamp is one of his brothers. He studied medicine in Paris but contracted rheumatic fever and pursued sculpture instead. Largely self-taught, he began with small statuettes, graduating to larger full sized sculptures. He and his brothers Marcel and Jacques Villon exhibited together at the Armory Show in New York, and are credited for helping establish modern art in America. Serving in World War I as a medic, Raymond succumbed to typhoid fever and died in 1916 as his career was taking off. His cubist sculpture The Horse is considered his greatest work.