Man Ray

Man Ray

Born: August 27, 1890

Died: November 18, 1976

Nationality: American

Occupation: Photographer

Biography: Man Ray was an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Bartlett's Unfamiliar Quotations (1971) edited by Leonard Louis Levinson

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Source/Notes: Letter to his sister (18 May 1941), as quoted in Man Ray : American Artist (1988) by Neil Baldwin

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Source/Notes: As quoted in an interview Man Ray: Photographer published in Camera (1981) edited by Philippe Sers