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Man Ray

(1890-1976), Photographer and artist

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist associated with 22 portraits
Born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, Man Ray studied painting in New York at the Ferrer Center and early developed an interest in European avant garde art. In 1915 he collaborated with Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia in founding the New York Dada movement. His interest in photography was stimulated through friendship with Alfred Stieglitz. Moving to Paris in 1921 he became one of the leading figures in the European Dadaist and Surrealist movements as a painter, sculptor, maker of objects, photographer, film-maker and writer. As a photographic pioneer, Man Ray is associated particularly with experiments in solarization and with the invention of 'rayographs', a form of camera-less photography.

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Henry Havelock Ellis, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG P606

Henry Havelock Ellis

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
vintage bromide print, 1923-1924
NPG P606

(Alfred) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG P302

(Alfred) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG P302

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG P361

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
vintage bromide print, circa 1930
NPG P361

Aldous Huxley, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG P359

Aldous Huxley

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
bromide print, 26 November 1934
NPG P359

Virginia Woolf, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG P170

Virginia Woolf

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
silver print, 27 November 1934
NPG P170

Marcel Duchamp, Comte Raoul de Roussy de Sales, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x137308

Marcel Duchamp, Comte Raoul de Roussy de Sales

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
gelatin silver print, 1925
NPG x137308

Mary Lilian (née Share), Viscountess Rothermere, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x138123

Mary Lilian (née Share), Viscountess Rothermere

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published August 1925
NPG x138123

Iya (née de Gay), Lady Abdy, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x138124

Iya (née de Gay), Lady Abdy

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published August 1925
NPG x138124

Elspeth Champcommunal, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x197409

Elspeth Champcommunal

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 1 March 1926
NPG x197409

Nancy Cunard, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x138122

Nancy Cunard

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published October 1927
NPG x138122

Lee Miller, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x137575

Lee Miller

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1929
NPG x137575

Lee Miller, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x137574

Lee Miller

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1930
NPG x137574

Katja Krassin, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x137251

Katja Krassin

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photo mechanical reproduction, 1933
NPG x137251

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky), by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) - NPG x138121

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 1 February 1965
NPG x138121

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky), and by Curtis Moffat
gelatin silver print, early 1920s
NPG P1827

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Iris Tree

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1923
NPG x137154

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lee Miller

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1929
NPG x137148

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lee Miller

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1929
NPG x137150

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lee Miller

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1929
NPG x137153

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lee Miller

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure, 1930
NPG x137149

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