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Man Ray

 (1890 - 1976)
Man Ray was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania, California / France.  Man Ray is known for dada, surreal, cubist imagery.

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Man Ray

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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 Paris and by expo  ...  Displaying 750 of 16413 characters.



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About  Man Ray

Born:  1890 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1976 - Paris, France
Known for:  dada, surreal, cubist imagery