Man Ray was born in Brooklyn, NY as Emmanuel Radinski and changed his name at the age of 15 to get away from persecution because of his obvious Russian-Jewish heritage. His artistic training he received at evening classes in New York.
In 1915 Ray met
. Replica of a lost 1921 original. Private collection.
. Private collection.
Man Ray: 1890-1976 by Kate Ware, E. De L'Ecotais, Katherine Ware, Manfred Heiting (Editor), Man Ray. TASCHEN America Llc. 2000.
Man Ray: Paris Photographs, 1920-34 by Delano Greeneidge, Man Ray. Delano Greenidge Editions, 2001.
Man Ray's Montparnasse by Herbert R. Lottman. Harry N Abrams, 2001.
Photographs by Man Ray: One Hundred Five Works, 1920-1934 by Man Ray. Dover Pubns, 1980.
Man Ray: Photographs, Paintings, Objects (Schirmer's Visual Library) by Man Ray, Janus. W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.
Man Ray: America Artist by Neil Baldwin. DaCapo Press, 2000.
Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray by Francis M. Naumann, Patterson Sims. Rutgers University Press, 2003.