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biography of MAN RAY (1890-1976)

Personal data


Birth : 08/25/1890 - Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania, United States
Death : 11/18/1976 - Paris, France
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Address

Paris, France

Education

Pupil of / student of Robert HENRI [ 1865-1929 ]
Pupil of / student of George Wesley BELLOWS 乔治•韦斯利•伯罗斯 [ 1882-1925 ]
1908 – 1912 : New York Academy of Art – New York NY, United States
1911 : Ferrer School – United States

Professional data


Work and Life

1951:Moves to Paris, France
1940 – 1951:Moves to Hollywood CA, USA
1921:Invention of the Rayography
1921 – 1940:Meets the Surrealists, becomes professional photographer, lives and works in Paris
1918 – 1920:Invention of the Aerography
1916:Moves to New York NY, USA
1915:Begins Photography, New York NY, USA
1915:Meets Marcel Duchamp
1912:Moves to Ridgefield NJ, USA
1911:Initiates to Cézanne’s Painting in the gallery of photographer Stieglitz, New York NY, USA
1908:Begins drawing


Other professions

Writer

1928 – 1937 : Film Director – Cinema


Affiliated to an association

Société Anonyme – France

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Acrylic - Oil
Sculpture-Volume : Assemblage - Bronze - Marble - Metal - Object - Ready-made
Photography : Gelatin silver print
Drawing-Watercolor : Ballpoint pen - Collage - Gouache - Ink - Pencil - Watercolour
Tapestry :
Audiovisual-Multimedia : Film

Subject

portrait

Movements and styles

1915 : Dadaism
Art Deco
Surrealism
Expressionism
Cubism
Photosurrealism
School of Paris
American Modernists

Works

Lampshade
Date of creation : 1954
Medium : Aluminium
Size : 153 x 64 cm
 
Les Vingt jours et nuits de Juliet
Date of creation : 1952
Medium : ABS
Size : 255 x 302 cm
 
Easel Painting
Date of creation : 1938
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 127 x 97 cm
 
Target
Date of creation : 1933
Medium : Assemblage
Size : 66 x 49 x 33 cm
 
Droller
Date of creation : 1918
Medium : Line drawing
Materials : pencil-ink
Supports : paper
Size : 28 x 23 cm
 
Tapestry
Date of creation : 1911
Medium : Assemblage
Technical data : Patchwork
Size : 166 x 106 cm
 
Objet mathématique(polyèdre)
Medium : Gelatin silver print
Size : 30 x 23 cm
 
Smoking Device
Medium : Assemblage
Size : 16 x 22 x 9 cm
 
Non Euclidean objet I
Medium : Assemblage
Size : 47 x 26 x 17 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2008

L’Atelier de Man Ray – “Unconcerned but not indefferent”
L’Atelier de Man Ray – “Unconcerned but not indefferent” – Paris, France
03/05/2008 – 06/01/2008

2003

Man Ray intime
Musée de la Photographie – Charleroi, Belgium
02/22/2003 – 06/01/2003

1998

Retrospective
ICP International Center of Photography – New York NY, United States
1998

Retrospective
J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles CA, United States
1998

1997

Rétrospective
MAMAC Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain – Nice, France
1997

1972

Rétrospective
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
1972

Retrospective
Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst – Humlebæk, Denmark
1972

1971

Retrospective
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam, Netherlands
1971

1966

Retrospective
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles CA, United States
1966

1921

Librairie Six – Paris, France
1921

1915

Galerie Daniel – New York NY, United States
1915

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

ArtBrussels – Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2007 – 04/23/2007
Represented by : Galerie Françoise Paviot – 57 Rue Sainte-Anne – Paris, France

2006

Paris Photo n°10
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2006 – 11/19/2006
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

2005

Paris Photo n°9
Paris, France
11/17/2005 – 11/20/2005
Represented by : Staley + Wise Gallery – Suite 305 560 Broadway – New York NY, United States

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Timothy Baum – New York NY, United States

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Paris Photo, n°7
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/13/2003 – 11/16/2003
Represented by : Galerie Baudoin Lebon – 38 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie – Paris, France

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galerie Levy – Osterfeldstr.6 – Hamburg, Germany

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Fraenkel Gallery – 4th floor 49 Geary Street – San Francisco CA, United States

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Hirschl & Adler Modern – 21 East 70th Street, 2nd Floor – New York NY, United States

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Barry Friedman Limited – 32 East 67th Street – New York NY, United States

Paris Photo, n°6
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/14/2002 – 11/17/2002

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galerie Raab – Potsdamer Strasse 58 – Berlin, Germany

Art Miami, n°12
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/04/2002 – 01/08/2002
Represented by : Galerie Marion Meyer – 15, rue Guénégaud – Paris, France

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Barry Friedman Limited – 32 East 67th Street – New York NY, United States

Paris Photo, n°5
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 8
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : Recalcati – Corso San Maurizio 73B – Turin TO, Italy

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Kicken Berlin – Linienstrasse 155 – Berlin, Germany

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 13
Frankfurt, Germany
04/28/2001 – 05/01/2001
Represented by : Walter Bischoff Galerie – Schreiberstr. 22 – Stuttgart, Germany

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Artiscope II – Kanal 20 – 20 Boulevard Barthélémy – Brussels, Belgium

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Walter Bischoff Galerie – Schreiberstr. 22 – Stuttgart, Germany

13th Annual Works on Paper
New York NY, United States
03/02/2001 – 03/04/2001
Represented by : Galerie Marion Meyer – 15, rue Guénégaud – Paris, France

AIPAD Photography Show
New York NY, United States
02/16/2001 – 02/18/2001
Represented by : Zelda Cheatle Gallery – 99 Mount Street – London, United Kingdom

Arte Fiera – Mostra Mercato d’Arte contemporanea
Quartiere Fieristico – Bologna BO, Italy
01/25/2001 – 01/29/2001
Represented by : Galleria Maggiore – Via d’Aglezio 15 – Bologna BO, Italy

Photo L.A The 10th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica CA, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/21/2001
Represented by : G. Ray Hawkins Gallery – 908 Colorado Avenue – Santa Monica CA, United States

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Dominique Haim Chanin Fine Arts – Suite 11b 625 Broadway – New York NY, United States

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Walter Bischoff Galerie – Schreiberstr. 22 – Stuttgart, Germany

Paris Photo, n° 4
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2000 – 11/19/2000
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : Galerie Marion Meyer – 15, rue Guénégaud – Paris, France

Photo San Francisco, n° 1
Fort Mason – San Francisco CA, United States
07/27/2000 – 07/30/2000
Represented by : Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc. – Po Box 40447 – San Francisco CA, United States

KUNSTKÖLN 2000 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Messegelände Köln-Deutz – Cologne, Germany
04/01/2000 – 04/09/2000
Represented by : Kreishausgalerie – CAIP – - St Apern Strasse 17-21 – Cologne, Germany

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Walter Bischoff Galerie – Schreiberstr. 22 – Stuttgart, Germany

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Levy – C Lopez de Hoyos, 38 – Madrid, Spain

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galería Eude – Consell de Cent, 278 – Barcelona, Spain

SAGA – 12ème Salon des Arts Graphiques Actuels
Espace Eiffel Branly – Paris, France
04/23/1998 – 04/27/1998
Represented by : Centro Arte 33 – Corso Vittorio Emanuele 33 – Avellino, Italy

1913

The Armory Show – International Fair of New Art
New York NY, United States
1913


Group exhibitions

2004

Muse
Kent Gallery – New York NY, United States
02/08/2004 – 03/27/2004

Big and Small
Anita Shapolsky Gallery – New York NY, United States
02/07/2004 – 03/27/2004

2003

Exposition vente, André Breton, 42 rue Fontaine
Calmels Cohen – Drouot Richelieu – Paris, France
04/01/2003 – 04/18/2003

2002

Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture
Tate Liverpool – Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
12/20/2002 – 03/23/2002

100 photographs: A Collection by Bruce Bernard
Canon Photography Gallery – Victoria & Albert Museum – London, United Kingdom
09/05/2002 – 02/02/2003

Surrealismus
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) – Düsseldorf, Germany
07/20/2002 – 11/24/2002

Tableaux Vivants
Kunsthalle Wien – Vienna, Austria
05/24/2002 – 08/25/2002

La Fotografia tra Storia e Poesia: La Collezione Fotografica della FNAC
Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia – Turin TO, Italy
05/23/2002 – 07/28/2002

Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Sciences, Religion and Art
ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany
05/04/2002 – 08/04/2002

Metamorphosis
Denver Art Museum – Denver CO, United States
05/04/2002 – 10/06/2002

Oeil pour Oeil : figures de l’art contemporain dans les collections privées de Lyon
Le Rectangle – Centre d’art de la Ville de Lyon – Lyon, France
04/26/2002 – 08/04/2002

Made in USA : L’Art américain de 1908 à 1947
Musée Fabre – Montpellier, France
04/12/2002 – 06/23/2002

Prière(s)
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire – Saint-Denis, France
03/22/2002 – 06/24/2002

La Révolution Surréaliste
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
03/06/2002 – 06/24/2002

Made in USA : L’Art américain de 1908 à 1947
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Rennes, France
01/17/2002 – 03/31/2002

2001

Maurice Tabard et Man Ray : Paris inédit
Galerie 1900 – 2000 – Paris, France
11/2001

Aka
De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom
11/25/2001 – 02/10/2002

Paris – Barcelone, de Gaudí à Miró
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/11/2001 – 01/14/2002

Made in USA : L’Art américain de 1908 à 1947
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Bordeaux, France
10/10/2001 – 12/31/2001

Works on paper from Acconci to Zittel
Victoria Miro Gallery – London, United Kingdom
2001

1999

30èmes Rencontres Internationales de Photographie
Arles, France
1999

1997

Nu, tout simplement
Maison des Arts et Loisirs – Laon, France
01/10/1997 – 03/09/1997

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Dictionaries

1999

Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 – 400 years of Artists in America
Publisher: Sound View Press – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
Director of publication: Falk Peter – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
1999
ISBN : 0932087558


Periodicals

2004

LEFFINGWELL Edward – Becoming Man Ray
in: Art in America n° 3 p. 100
New York NY, United States
03/2004

Legals

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