Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He 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. Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.
Man Ray is here shown, photographing Duchamp on a bovine skin stand.
Works: Le Violon D`Ingres, Le Cadeau, Rayography (The Kiss).