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Author photo. Library of Congress, Carl van Vechten Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-63265 DLC

Library of Congress, Carl van Vechten Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-63265 DLC

Man Ray (1890–1976)

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Includes the names: Man Ray, Emmanuel Rednitsky

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Man Ray was born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian Jewish immigrant parents. He became a modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris. He produced major works in a variety of media, but considered himself primarily a painter. He contributed to the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. He was best known for his avant-garde photography, working with Lee Miller, his lover and assistant, and made several films.
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