Man Ray (Emmanuel Rudnitzky)

Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker

Major Accomplishments:

One of Man Ray's famous works from this time was "The Gift," a sculpture that incorporated two found objects.Created "Rayographs," these photos were made by placing and manipulating objects on pieces of photosensitive paper. One of Ray's other famous works from this time period was 1924's "Violin d'Ingres."

Life in Paris:

In 1921, Ray moved to Paris. There, he continued to be a part of the artistic movement, competing with such famous figures as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. He became associated with the Parisian Dada and Surrealist circles of artists and writers. Man Ray became famous for his portraits of his artistic and literary associates. He also developed a thriving career as a fashion photographer, taking pictures for magazines as Vogue.