Man Ray


Man Ray, ‘Gertrude Stein’ c.1920–9
Gertrude Stein c.1920–9
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Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky; August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in Paris. 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 pioneering 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.

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    Man Ray: 'The Lovers'

    Man Ray created The Lovers 1933 in the aftermath of his relationship with the American photographer Lee Miller


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