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Man Ray

Modernist Artist
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Net worth 2018: $7 Million
Industry: Photographers
Residence: Philadelphia
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 August 1890
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: November 18, 1976
Education: Brooklyn's Boys' High School
BIOGRAPHY

Man Ray was bornon 27 August 1890 in Philadelphia, American, is Modernist Artist. Man Ray, born as Emmanuel Radnitzy, once said, ‘I paint what cannot be photographed. I photograph what I do not wish to paint’. He was primarily known for his photography, which bridged both the Dada and Surrealist movements. He spent a great part of his life living as an immigrant in Paris and during this time, worked with several mass media. This in turn, induced his love for creative, artistic expression and he set foot into the world of modernist art. From painting to photography and sculpting to collages, Man Ray has done it all. Through his career, he received a number of contracts for pictures and commercial work, which were featured in international household magazines such as ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘Vu’, ‘Vogue’ and ‘Bazaar’. He was the only American personality to be a part of the Paris Surrealist movement and has impacted many in both, America and France, through his large body of works and photographs. As a modernist artist, many of his works exhibit abstract inspirations in both, non-concrete and simplified forms. He also constantly experimented with different methods of creating art, which made him one of the forerunners in the modernist segment. Scroll further for more information.

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2019

Although many 19th century photographers stumbled upon this technique, none went ahead with further developing the technique, which Ray is largely credited for

1976

He passed away on November 18, 1976 due to a lung infection and was buried at the Cimetiere du Montparnasse

1946

Once in Los Angeles, he married Juliet Browner, a trained dancer, in 1946, who stayed with him till his death

1940

During World War II, he returned to the United States and lived in California from 1940 to 1951

1937

However, the couple officially divorced only in 1937

1934

In 1934, Meret Oppenheim posed nude standing next to a printing press for a series of photographs shot by Man Ray

1929

In 1929, he had an affair with photographer, Lee Miller but broke it off after a couple of years

1925

His works were showcased in the first Surrealist exhibition with Jean Arp, Andre Masson and Pablo Picasso, in 1925

1921

In 1921, he moved to Paris where he fell in love with Kiki de Montparnasse

1920

Through the 1920s, he directed a number of unconventional short films including ‘Emak-Bakia’, ‘Le Retour a la Raison’, ‘Les Mysteres du Chateau de De’ and ‘L’Etoile de Mer’

1918

He developed a passion for photography and soon enough, displayed his first photographs, in 1918

1915

He showcased his first gallery of paintings and drawings in 1915 and the following year, a collection titled, ‘Self-Portrait’ was exhibited

1914

He married poet Adon Lacroix in 1914 and separated from her five years later

1912

When he joined the Ferrer School in 1912, his artistic imagination began to develop at a phenomenal rate

1904

He studied at Brooklyn’s Boys’ High School from 1904 to 1909 and he would often visit museums to study the works of Old Masters

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