Artist - Man Ray
Man Ray (also known by the name Emmanuel Rudnitzky), born 1890 in Philadelphia, USA, died 1976. Designed posters for London Transport 1938
- Educated; New York National Academy of Design; 1908
- Educated; Ferrer School, New York; 1911-1913
During his early training as a painter in New York, Man Ray was greatly influenced by the 'Armory Show' of modern art in 1913. In 1915, the year of his first exhibition, Man Ray met Marcel Duchamp and photographer Alfred Steiglitz. Together with Francis Picabia they formed the New York Dada. In 1921 Man Ray moved to Paris. He joined the Dadaists group led by Andre Breton, which led to his involvement in Surrealism. Man Ray became known for his experimentation with photography, in particular his creation of photograms, or 'rayographs'. After a short time in London, Man Ray moved to Hollywood, where he taught photography at the Art Center School.