Artist Birthdays August 27 – MAN RAY

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MAN RAY (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, photography
  • Art Movement: Dadaism, Surrealism
  • ARTiFact: In 1946 he married Juliet Browner in a double wedding with friends and fellow-artists, Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. When he died in 1976 he was interred with an epitaph that reads: “unconcerned, but not indifferent”; when Juliet died in 1991 she was interred in the same tomb – her epitaph reads: “together again.”
  • Artist Quote: “There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows, 1916.

Man Ray. The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows. 1916. © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Barcelona 2008.

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