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The date was August 27 1890 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania On this day two Russian-Jewish immigrants Melach and her husband had a child His name was Emmanuel Radnitsky He was teased in his youth about his name and later on became Man Ray The family eventually moved to Brooklyn As a child he enjoyed sketching inventing repairing and building He went to various schools in New York after refusing a scholarship to study architecture Ray became a commercial artist and draftsman and had his first exhibit at 25 He spent some time in New Jersey working as an advertising draftsman The artists who inspired him were Alfred Stieglitz and Robert Henri In 1913 he was exposed to Cubism and began to use some of these elements in his work In 1914 Man Ray married the Belgian poet Adon Lacroix and later met Marcel Duchamp After Meeting Duchamp he bought his first camera They both became very good friends who influenced each other In 1921 Man Ray chose to move to Paris after being encouraged to do so by Duchamp He and his wife also separated at this time This is where he spent the rest of his life although he did live in Hollywood for ten years during WWII He drew many portraits when first moving to France He lived in a room on the top floor that belonged to a woman named Yvonne Chastel For six years after the separation of his wife a performer named Kiki was his lover model and muse but later remarried to a dancer named Juliet Brown The couple married after the war when Ray moved back to France Man Ray was known for experimenting with everything in artwork He accumulated many famous friends such as Georges Braque Virginia Woolf Pablo Picasso Max Ernst James Joyce Ernest Hemmingway Salvador Dali and the list goes on In Paris he joined the surrealists and the Dadas He participated in the first
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