In that year, he moved to the Paris suburb of Puteaux. This was accompanied by a change in his artistic view. In 1912 he organized the
art movement called "the Section d'Or exhibition" which included works by Marcel Duchamp, his own, his brother Raymond, Gleizes, Gris, Leger, Lhote, Marcoussis and Metzinger. In the period 1913-14, he executed his cubist drypoints. He spent the next four years in the military service returning to Puteaux in 1919. He adopted an abstract style in that year, but the postwar period was not a good one for artists. To earn a living, he and other artists copied each other's works in a variety of mediums--Villon executed 45 aquatints of the works of Bonnard, Modigliani and others. He visited the United States in 1936, received many prizes and awards in the ensuing years: Paris World's Fair, Carnegie International First Prize, Grand Prize, Venice Biennale, 1956, Grand Prize, Brussels World's Fair, 1958. He died at his studio in Puteaux in 1963.