(b Philadelphia, PA, 25 Aug 1890; d Paris, 18 Nov 1976).
American photographer and painter. He was brought up in New York, and he
adopted the pseudonym Man Ray as early as 1909. He was one of the leading
spirits of DADA and SURREALISM and the only American artist to play a
prominent role in the launching of those two influential movements.
Throughout the 1910s he was involved with avant-garde activities that
prefigured the Dada movement. After attending drawing classes supervised by
Robert Henri and George Bellows at the Francisco Ferrer Social Center, or
Modern School, he lived for a time in the art colony of Ridgefield, NJ,
where he designed, illustrated and produced several small press pamphlets,
such as the Ridgefield Gazook, published in 1915, and A Book of
Self-Portrait and Lee Miller
Juliet with Headdress
Shipwreck on Malibu
Pony Express Museum,
Monument to Niépce
Dolores del Rio
Graham Hollywood Car
Broken Chair with Stump and Ballet Shoes
Juliet with Vines
Fly and Landscape
Le monde (The World): From the Portfolio "Electricité"
Breeze (Le Souffle)
Bonne Année (Happy
Still life for Nusch
La Ville: From the
Eiffel Tower at Night
Ruth, Roses, and
Henry Miller and
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