Man Ray was a celebrated American painter, photographer and filmmaker regarded as one of the most significant contributors to the Surrealist and Dada movements. Despite working in a variety of mediums, his photographic works are what he is best remembered for. As a filmmaker, he directed a number of famous avant-garde films such as 1926's L'Étoile de Mer and 1929's Les Mystères du Château de Dé.
He was the eldest of his parents' three children. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Adon Lacroix in 1914. The marriage officially ended in 1937. He married his second wife Juliet Browner in 1946. The couple remained together until his death in 1976.
In 1912, his Jewish family was forced to change their surname from “Radnitzky” to “Ray” in order to escape anti-Semitism.
In 1999, he was included in ARTnews' list of the 20th century's most influential artists.
I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.Man Ray
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.Man Ray
was a famous American photographer and artist,
who was born on
August 27, 1890. As a person born on this date, Man Ray is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 27) and the 8th most popular for the year (1890).
People born on August 27
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Man Ray is the 397th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Man Ray's birthday, Man Ray is the 2665th most famous American and ranks 25th in famous people born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
In general, Man Ray ranks as the 4675th
most popular famous person, and the 5th most popular photographer of all time.
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