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Man Ray birth name is Emmanuel Radnitzky; He was also born on Aug 27, 1890 but died on Nov 18, 1976. Man Ray was considered to be avant-garde and modernist artist. His used photography and painting to grasp reality and to express his visions. His techniques included charcoal, ink, lithography, oill, ready-made, watercolor, photography, photogram (rayographs). Born from a Russian-Jewish family that immigrated to America. His parents who were tailors lived Brooklyn, New York. During the time, his family had feared the segregation and Nazi-hate influences so they changed their last name to Ray. The first name Man was shorten from the nickname, “Manny” which he got from his friend. Ray was a very prominent child in his high school. His skills were starting to developed during his years in school. Though he learn basics from his engineering and architecture class. He was even offered a scholarship to study architecture and instead choose to continue in art. His parents were skeptical in this decision but accommodated his choices and even made it so his room was his studio.
He was very protective of his family and his own personal life. Rarely would he even speak about them or answered to anything else but Man Ray, though his work showcases his family influences.

@@@@@ Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.[1]

Man Ray displayed artistic and mechanical abilities during childhood. His education at Brooklyn's Boys' High School from 1904 to 1909 provided him with solid grounding in drafting and other basic art techniques. While he attended school, he educated himself with frequent visits to the local art museums, where he studied the works of the Old Masters. After his graduation, Ray was offered a scholarship to study architecture but chose to pursue a career as an artist. Ray's parents were disappointed…...

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