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.

Rayograph, 1922

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

Untitled, 1927

Primat de la matière sur la pensée, 1929

Tanja Ramm, 1929

Countess Celani at the Bal Blanc, 1930

Drink to me only with…, 1930

Jacqueline, 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

Veil, 1930

Helen and a friend, 1931

Méret Oppenheim, 1932

(Nude) Anatomy, 1934

Distorted Nude, Light, 1934

Double Exposure, 1934

Eva with Accordion, 1934

Eyes, 1935

Space Writing (Self-Portrait), 1935

Observatory Time – The Lovers, 1936

Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936

Portrait solarized (Meret Oppenheim), 1937

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