(1890 - 1976)
Man Ray was active/lived in PA, New York, Pennsylvania, California / USA, France. Man Ray is known for dada, surreal, cubist imagery.
A Dada* movement painter, sculptor, film maker, and photographer, Man
Ray became one of America's most influential artists. He was based in
New York City.
He was born with the name of Emmanuel Radensky in
Philadelphia and was raised in New York City. He worked for an
engraving* firm and studied art briefly at the Ferrer School, founded in Manhattan in 1911 with a free-school curriculum, which was non-hierarchical and emphasized self reliance, personal development, socialism, free-thinking and non-conformity. In 1911, he began doing collage*,
which was some of the first non-objective* art work in this country. He
also explored Cubism*, being influenced by Max Weber who had been to
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