Man Ray  (American, 1890-1976) 


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Man Ray Biography
1890   Born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philidelphia, PA
1897   His family moved to Brooklyn, NY
1910 - 1911   Began going to Ferrer Center, New York, NY
1912   Moved to Ridgefield, NJ
1915 - 1916   Participated in the Dada movement, New York, NY
1913 - 1919   Worked part-time as draughtsman for publisher of maps and atlases
1925   Fashion photographs published in French and American editions of Vogue
1921 - 1940   Lived and worked in Paris, France
1976   Died in Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
2011   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)
2008   Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia: The Moment Art Changed Forever, Tate Modern, London, UK
2006   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
2004   Man Ray, from the collection of Ray’s assistant Lucien Triellard, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2003   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
2002   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
2000   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
1971   Retrospective of 225 works from 1912-1971, Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Galleria Schwarz, Milan, Italy (solo)
1967   Salute to Man Ray, American Center, Paris, France (solo)
1948   Bill Copley Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
1947   Dreams that Money Can Buy, film collaborated with Ernst, Duchamp, Calder, Milhaud, Léger, Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy
1921   Galerie des Six, Paris, France
1920   Painting by American Modernists, Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, CA
1919   Daniel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1917   Daniel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1915   Daniel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  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
  Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2003   Castant, Alexandre. Noire et blanche de Man Ray. New York: Scala, 2003
2002   L'Ecotais de, Emmanuelle. Man Ray rayographies. Paris, France: Léo Scheer, 2002
2001   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
2000   Baldwin, Neil. Man Ray: American Artist. New York: Da Capo Press Inc, 2000
1998   L'Ecotais de, Emmanuelle. Man Ray, la photographie à l'envers. Paris, France: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 1998