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Painter and photographer Man Ray, born in Philadelphia, began his career in advertising, at the same time he attended life-drawing classes in New York in 1912. In 1913, after being influenced by his visit to the Armory Show, he began to paint in the Cubist style.

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 12.18.51 Sotheby's Man Ray Catalogue
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andy_warhol_man_ray_d5928162h Andy Warhol Man Ray screenprint in colors, 1974
Christie's

In 1915, Man Ray met Marcel Duchamp and the pair were central in founding the proto-Dada movement. In 1916, Man Ray's painting became abstract, using vibrant colors and sculpture-like objects.

He moved to Paris in 1921, where Duchamp introduced him to other Andre Breton and his contemporaries. Man Ray is perhaps best known for his surrealist photography, but his varied painting styles are widely credited as well.

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