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Man Ray

1890 - 1976

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Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky; August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in Paris. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Man Ray has received more than 3,365,210 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 60 in 2019). Man Ray is the 135th most popular painter (down from 124th in 2019), the 331st most popular biography from United States (down from 284th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Painter.

Man Ray was a photographer and artist who is most famous for his work in Dadaism.

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Among painters, Man Ray ranks 135 out of 1,421Before him are Odilon Redon, John Constable, Franz Marc, Francis Bacon, Robert Delaunay, and Jan Brueghel the Elder. After him are Andrea del Sarto, Fernand Léger, Pontormo, Jean Fouquet, Théodore Rousseau, and André Derain.

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Among people born in 1890, Man Ray ranks 18Before him are Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, George II of Greece, and Lawrence Bragg. After him are Walther Funk, Carlos Gardel, Robert Ley, El Lissitzky, Kurt Student, and Habibullāh Kalakāni. Among people deceased in 1976, Man Ray ranks 15Before him are Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, André Malraux, and Trofim Lysenko. After him are Benjamin Britten, Henrik Dam, J. Paul Getty, Alexander Calder, Ulrike Meinhof, and Joachim Peiper.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Man Ray ranks 331 out of 18,182Before him are Barry Barish (1936), O. J. Simpson (1947), Anton LaVey (1930), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Clinton Davisson (1881), and Michael Porter (1947). After him are Herman Hollerith (1860), Sandra Bullock (1964), John Bardeen (1908), Bill Murray (1950), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), and Truman Capote (1924).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Man Ray ranks 5Before him are Jackson Pollock (1912), Mary Cassatt (1844), Edward Hopper (1882), and Georgia O'Keeffe (1887). After him are Margaret Keane (1927), Norman Rockwell (1894), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grandma Moses (1860), and Lyonel Feininger (1871).