Man Ray

American artist and photographer (1890-1976)

Man Ray (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist born in Philadelphia. He spent most of his career in Paris. Ray made a significant contribution to the Dada and surrealist movements.

Landscape (Paysage Fauve): a painting by Man Ray

He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.[1]


  1. "Rayograms by Man Ray". Time. April 18, 1932. Retrieved January 6, 2012.