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Man Ray

(amerikanisch, 1890 - 1976)

max ernst at the entrance to château de clavary by man ray

Man Ray

Max Ernst at the Entrance to Château de Clavary, 1920

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Born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philidelphia, PA
His family moved to Brooklyn, NY
1910 - 1911
Began going to Ferrer Center, New York, NY
Moved to Ridgefield, NJ
1913 - 1919
Worked part-time as draughtsman for publisher of maps and atlases
1915 - 1916
Participated in the Dada movement, New York, NY
1921 - 1940
Lived and worked in Paris, France
Fashion photographs published in French and American editions of Vogue
Died in Paris, France


Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Die unbekannte Sammlung: Klassiker der Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2009 - 2010
Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention, Jewish Museum, New York, NY (solo)
Man Ray: African Art through the Modernist Lens, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville,VA; University of British Columbia,Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia: The Moment Art Changed Forever, Tate Modern, London, UK
Man Ray in the Age of Electricity, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (solo)
Dada, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Man Ray, from the collection of Ray’s assistant Lucien Triellard, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Surrealist Muse: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose, and Man Ray, Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Conversion to Modernism: The Early Works of Man Ray, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, GA; Montclair Art Museum, NJ (solo)
Man Ray's Paris Portraits: 1921-39, Carosso Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
The Omnipotent Dream: Man Ray, Confluences and Influences, The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Man Ray: Voyeur/Voyant, Hillwood Art Museum, NY (solo)
Surrealism: Desire Unbound, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Modernist Photographs by Herbert Bayer and Man Ray, Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray, 100 prints from 1916-1950s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
1998 - 1999
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double, retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo)
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Comprehensive American Surrealism Exhibition, The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersberg, FL

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, England


Castant, Alexandre. Noire et blanche de Man Ray. New York: Scala, 2003
L'Ecotais de, Emmanuelle. Man Ray rayographies. Paris, France: Léo Scheer, 2002
Martin, Jean-Hubert. Man Ray Photographs. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001
Lottman, Herbert. Man Ray à Montparnasse. Paris, France: Hachette, 2001
Heiting, Manfred. ManRay. Köln, Germany: Taschen, 2001
Baldwin, Neil. Man Ray: American Artist. New York: Da Capo Press Inc, 2000
L'Ecotais de, Emmanuelle. Man Ray, la photographie à l'envers. Paris, France: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 1998