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Man Ray

Man Ray

United States • Born in: 1890

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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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Our recommendations Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921, Sculpture

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Cadeau, 1921, 1974 4 x 2.6 x 3.5 inch Sculpture

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Man Ray, Untitled - 1, Print

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Untitled - 1, 1975 19.3 x 13.6 inch Print

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Man Ray, Une Cathédrale, Print

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Une Cathédrale, 1968 14.8 x 11 x 0.2 inch Print

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Man Ray, Untitled - 4, Print

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Untitled - 4, 1975 19.3 x 13.6 inch Print

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Man Ray, Untitled - 3, Print

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Untitled - 3, 1975 19.3 x 13.6 inch Print

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Man Ray, Cactus danzante, Print

Man Ray

Cactus danzante, 1973 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch Print

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Our recommendations Man Ray, Danza Di Corda, Print

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Danza Di Corda, 1970 22 x 29.5 inch Print

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Man Ray, Untitled, Print

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Untitled, 1975 19.3 x 13.6 inch Print

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Man Ray, Portrait of Francis Picabia, Photography

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Portrait of Francis Picabia, 1935 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Man Ray, Decanter, Print

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Decanter, 1973 37 x 37 x 0 inch Print

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Our recommendations Man Ray, Le concert, Print

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Le concert, 1970 15.4 x 19.3 inch Print

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Our recommendations Man Ray, Therese, Print

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Therese, 1970 19.7 x 26.4 inch Print

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Man Ray, Donna, Print

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Donna, 1970 19.7 x 26.4 inch Print

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Man Ray, Cadeau, Sculpture

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Cadeau, 1921 6.5 x 4 x 3.5 inch Sculpture

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Man Ray, Double Face, Print

Man Ray

Double Face, 1971 27.6 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch Print

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Man Ray, Mythologie Moderne II, Print

Man Ray

Mythologie Moderne II, 1969 21.3 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Print

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Man Ray, Untitled - 2, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 2, 1975 19.3 x 13.6 inch Print

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Man Ray, Electro-magie, Print

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Electro-magie, 1972 14.7 x 10.9 x 0.1 inch Print

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Man Ray, Woman in Landscape, Print

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Woman in Landscape, 1972 15.7 x 13.4 x 0 inch Print

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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.

What is Man Ray’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, American Icons

When was Man Ray born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1890