Man Ray (1890-1976), Photographer and artist
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist of 14 portraits
Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, Man Ray grew up in New York. In 1921 he moved to Paris, where he played a key role in the Dada and surrealist movements producing paintings, assemblage-objects, films and photographs. He pioneered new photographic techniques such as 'rayographs' and 'solarisations' and was active as a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar.
by Lee Miller
silver print, 1937
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 30 March 1954
On display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK in the exhibition 'Ida Kar'
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