8 of 112 portraits of Aldous Huxley
by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
bromide print, 26 November 1934
11 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (295 mm x 235 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) (1890-1976), Photographer and artist. Artist associated with 22 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
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Huxley had already achieved popular success with a number of novels - Crome Yellow (1921), Point Counter Point (1928) and Brave New World (1932) by the time he, along with a number of other writers, was photographed by Man Ray in Paris. His chronically poor eyesight (near blindness) is indicated by the magnification of his eyes through the spectacle lenses. Purchased, 1988.
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- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 215