Artist & Author


Louis Michel Eilshemius was an artist and Renaissance man in the first half of the 20th century. Known primarily as a painter who was promoted by Marcel Duchamp, he was not shy about promoting his panoply of skills, which were presumably some combination of real and imagined. As an antidotal attitude to the specialist mentality of the 21st century, and as one who envisioned the self as containing multitudes, he is one of the spiritual forefathers of Imperial Services.
courtesy of the Smithsonian Museum