Man Ray

Man Ray – Born Emmanuel Radensky in 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in 1976. Man Ray studied at Academy of Fine Arts and Ferrer School for a time while working at an engraving firm. Soon after school Man became famous and highly-sought after for his fashion photography but he wanted to pursue painting. In his pursuit to become a painter he gained influence from all over, starting with the Fauves, then the Cubists, Surrealism and in 1915 he turned to Dadaist methods. Some of his more recognized works included a collage self-portrait with electric bells and a push button and a hanging sculpture made from lamp shades. In 1920 he founded Societe Anonyme, an organization who’s mission was to encourage the development of modern art.