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 3,016,457 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Man Ray is the 124th most popular painter (up from 159th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from United States (up from 403rd in 2019) and the 3rd 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 124 out of 1,428Before him are Bronzino, Alphonse Mucha, Vittore Carpaccio, Jean Fouquet, Mark Rothko, and Gerhard Richter. After him are Arnold Böcklin, Sofonisba Anguissola, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Emil Nolde, and Albrecht Altdorfer.

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Among people born in 1890, Man Ray ranks 16Before him are Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Stan Laurel, and Colonel Sanders. After him are George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Carlos Gardel, El Lissitzky, Walther Funk, and Robert Ley. Among people deceased in 1976, Man Ray ranks 14Before him are Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Trofim Lysenko, and Jean Gabin. After him are André Malraux, J. Paul Getty, Benjamin Britten, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexander Calder, and Henrik Dam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Man Ray ranks 284 out of 15,968Before him are Ezra Pound (1885), Norbert Wiener (1894), Tim Cook (1960), Spencer Tracy (1900), Brian De Palma (1940), and Jimmy Wales (1966). After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Eli Wallach (1915), Fred Astaire (1899), Jack Ruby (1911), Christopher Walken (1943), and Paul Samuelson (1915).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Man Ray ranks 3Before him are Jackson Pollock (1912) and Edward Hopper (1882). After him are Mary Cassatt (1844), Margaret Keane (1927), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Norman Rockwell (1894), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), and Grant Wood (1891).