Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky; August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.
Artist as subject
Film and audio
Watch the musician in conversation with our director as they explore the exhibition
To celebrate Valentine’s day we invited couples to contemplate Man Ray’s The Lovers inspired by his relationship with ...
Introduction: this study day explores different ideas of avant-garde art in the early twentieth century, and in contemporary practice
A photogram is a photographic print made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light
Photographic prints made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light
Technique that involves exposing a partially developed photograph to light, before continuing processing, creating halo-like effects
Appreciations on Duchamp, Man Ray and Picabia by Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, T.J. Demos, George Baker and Kim Knowles.
'All artists are not chess players – all chess players are artists' Marcel Duchamp: Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia II
To coincide with the first exhibition to explore the inter-relationship between Duchamp, Man Ray and Picabia at Tate Modern, Allan ...
To coincide with the first exhibition to explore the inter-relationship between Duchamp, Man Ray and Picabia, to be staged at ...
It's 1929 and avant-garde magazine Varits has a cash crisis. To the rescue, Man Ray and his muse, Kiki ...