Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Glass Tears, 1932
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

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.

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Portrait of André Breton, 1922
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

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
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

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
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Noire et blanche, 1926
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Simone Kahn, 1926
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Untitled, 1927
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Primat de la matière sur la pensée, 1929
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Tanja Ramm, 1929
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Countess Celani at the Bal Blanc, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Drink to me only with…, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Jacqueline, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Jambes dans un cadre, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Lee Miller, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Portrait of Lee Miller, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Rayograph (Tanya Ramm in profile), 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Silhouette of Lee Miller, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Solarized portrait of Lee Miller, circa 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Veil, 1930
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Helen and a friend, 1931
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Méret Oppenheim, 1932
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

(Nude) Anatomy, 1934
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Distorted Nude, Light, 1934
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Double Exposure, 1934
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Eva with Accordion, 1934
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Eyes, 1935
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Space Writing (Self-Portrait), 1935
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Observatory Time – The Lovers, 1936
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Portrait solarized (Meret Oppenheim), 1937
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

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