Man Ray

United States  • 1890  - 1976

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Man Ray, born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, 1890. He was initially enrolled in architecture before devoting himself entirely to art.

After beginning an advertising career in New York, 1912, he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray's artistic production fluctuated between painting and photography. He attempted to create an American branch in 1915 of the Dada movement with Marcel Duchamp, but it was unsuccessful and Man Ray gave up the idea in 1920, stating that the movement can't exist in New York.

Man Ray arrived in Paris, joining the French Dada movement with Duchamp in 1921. He presented his initial "Ready Made" after a few trials painted with a spray gun, but he eventually turned towards photography as he found this medium to be the most interesting for his artistic research. Man Ray often took photos of famous people such as Jean Cocteau and James Joyce.

Man Ray revolutionized photography for over thirty years and completed the nude series of Meret Oppenheim. Upon discovered the solarization technique, Man Ray managed to develop his artistic approach, by adding a kind of a halo around the characters, each of them positioned in a surrealistic manner.

Throughout his life, Man Ray continued his photography work, but he also expressed himself through painting, assembling and collage. In 1976, he died in Paris and was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unconcerned, but not indifferent", on his tombstone. Man Ray became one of the greatest artists of the dada and surrealist period by revolutionizing global photography.


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Print, Untitled - 3, Man Ray

Untitled - 3

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

$1,695

Photography, Portrait of Francis Picabia, Man Ray

Portrait of Francis Picabia

Man Ray

Photography - 27 x 21 x 0.2 cm

$36,155

Print, Untitled - 4, Man Ray

Untitled - 4

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

$1,695

Print, Untitled - 1, Man Ray

Untitled - 1

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

$1,017

Print, De l'origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle, Man Ray

De l'origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 0.2 cm

$5,084

Print, Sans titre, Man Ray

Sans titre

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 1 cm

$5,084

Print, Fenêtre intérieure, Man Ray

Fenêtre intérieure

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 37.5 x 0.3 cm

$5,084

Print, Decanter, Man Ray

Decanter

Man Ray

Print - 94 x 94 x 0.1 cm

$9,604

Print, Les Chambres, poèmes du temps qui ne passe pas, Man Ray

Les Chambres, poèmes du temps qui ne passe pas

Man Ray

Print - 32 x 25 cm

$2,825

Print, La Ballade des dames hors du temps, Natasha (1971), Man Ray

La Ballade des dames hors du temps, Natasha (1971)

Man Ray

Print - 66 x 50.5 x 0.1 cm

$3,390

Sculpture, Cadeau, 1921, Man Ray

Cadeau, 1921

Man Ray

Sculpture - 10.2 x 6.5 x 8.9 cm

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Print, Les Heures Heureuses, Man Ray

Les Heures Heureuses

Man Ray

Print - 80 x 60 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Costume de Bal, Man Ray

Costume de Bal

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 35 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Double Face, Man Ray

Double Face

Man Ray

Print - 70 x 51 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Mythologie Moderne II, Man Ray

Mythologie Moderne II

Man Ray

Print - 54 x 40 x 0.3 cm

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Photography, Untitled Portrait of Female, Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female

Man Ray

Photography - 25.7 x 26 x 0.3 cm

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Print, De l'origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle, Man Ray

De l'origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Costume de bal, Man Ray

Costume de bal

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 35 x 0.1 cm

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Print, Sans titre, Man Ray

Sans titre

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 1 cm

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Print, Le Mannequin, Man Ray

Le Mannequin

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 35 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Untitled - 2, Man Ray

Untitled - 2

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

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Print, Le mannequin, Man Ray

Le mannequin

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 35 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Symphony on Orchestra, Man Ray

Symphony on Orchestra

Man Ray

Print - 76.5 x 56.5 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Une Cathédrale, Man Ray

Une Cathédrale

Man Ray

Print - 37.5 x 28 x 0.4 cm

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Print, Untitled, Man Ray

Untitled

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

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Print, Electro-magie, Man Ray

Electro-magie

Man Ray

Print - 37.4 x 27.8 x 0.2 cm

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Print, Woman in Landscape, Man Ray

Woman in Landscape

Man Ray

Print - 40 x 34 x 0.1 cm

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Who is the artist?

Man Ray, born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, 1890. He was initially enrolled in architecture before devoting himself entirely to art.

After beginning an advertising career in New York, 1912, he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray's artistic production fluctuated between painting and photography. He attempted to create an American branch in 1915 of the Dada movement with Marcel Duchamp, but it was unsuccessful and Man Ray gave up the idea in 1920, stating that the movement can't exist in New York.

Man Ray arrived in Paris, joining the French Dada movement with Duchamp in 1921. He presented his initial "Ready Made" after a few trials painted with a spray gun, but he eventually turned towards photography as he found this medium to be the most interesting for his artistic research. Man Ray often took photos of famous people such as Jean Cocteau and James Joyce.

Man Ray revolutionized photography for over thirty years and completed the nude series of Meret Oppenheim. Upon discovered the solarization technique, Man Ray managed to develop his artistic approach, by adding a kind of a halo around the characters, each of them positioned in a surrealistic manner.

Throughout his life, Man Ray continued his photography work, but he also expressed himself through painting, assembling and collage. In 1976, he died in Paris and was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unconcerned, but not indifferent", on his tombstone. Man Ray became one of the greatest artists of the dada and surrealist period by revolutionizing global photography.

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What is Man Ray’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, American Icons, Magic Realism, Dada, Avant-garde artists

When was Man Ray born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1890