Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s
Glass Tears, 1932
Born 1890 as Emmanuel Radnitzky in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American visual artist Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal.
Portrait of André Breton, 1922
Ray produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. 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. He died in Paris in 1976 from a lung infection at the age of 86.
Take a look at these vintage photos to see stunning work of Man Ray from the 1920s and 1930s.
Kiki Drinking, 1922
Noire et blanche, 1926
Simone Kahn, 1926
Primat de la matière sur la pensée, 1929
Tanja Ramm, 1929
Countess Celani at the Bal Blanc, 1930
Drink to me only with…, 1930
Jambes dans un cadre, 1930
Lee Miller, 1930
Portrait of Lee Miller, 1930
Rayograph (Tanya Ramm in profile), 1930
Silhouette of Lee Miller, 1930
Solarized portrait of Lee Miller, circa 1930
Helen and a friend, 1931
Méret Oppenheim, 1932
(Nude) Anatomy, 1934
Distorted Nude, Light, 1934
Double Exposure, 1934
Eva with Accordion, 1934
Space Writing (Self-Portrait), 1935
Observatory Time – The Lovers, 1936
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Portrait solarized (Meret Oppenheim), 1937