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Man Ray: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001887
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140457

Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray

Creator:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Names:
Galerie Anderson-Mayer  Search this
La Boetie, Inc.  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Ronny Van de Velde (Gallery : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Serpentine Gallery  Search this
Vered Gallery  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Duchamp, Alexina, 1906-1995  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Photographs  Search this
Greenbaum, Theodora S.  Search this
Hunter, Sam, 1923-  Search this
Kimmel, Roberta  Search this
Man Ray, Juliet, d. 1991  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Serger, Helen  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1913-2005
Summary:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Correspondence primarily consists of incoming letters from art historians, students, publishers, museums, and galleries interested in obtaining biographical information, scheduling exhibitions, or seeking permission to reproduce artwork. Correspondents include Theodora Greenbaum, Sam Hunter, and Roberta Kimmel. Also found is a letter to Man Ray from Isamu Noguchi.

Exhibition files document some of Man Ray's solo and group exhibitions held at museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including Galerie Anderson Mayer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prakapas Gallery, Helen Serger, La Boetie, Inc., Ronny Van De Velde Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Vered Gallery, and Zabriskie Gallery.

Writings and notes include typescripts of unpublished pieces on Man Ray and Surrealist photography and on Juliet Man Ray, miscellaneous writings, and Naomi Savage's list of Man Ray published work. Artwork consists of an artist's proof of a print by Paul Levitt.

Printed material houses news and periodical clippings on Man Ray and Juliet Man Ray, newsletters, reproductions of artwork, and miscellaneous printed material. Clippings provide documentation on Man Ray's early commercial photography for advertisements and fashion magazines as well as his experimental photographic work.

Photographs include portrait photographs of Man Ray and Juliet Man Ray. There are photographs of Man Ray and Juliet with family, friends, and colleagues, including photographs of Marcel Duchamp and Teeny Duchamp.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Series 1: Naomi Savage Correspondence, 1939-1995 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Man Ray Exhibition Files, 1941-1997 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1974-1998 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1963 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1913-1998 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1913-1991 (Boxes 1-3; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Photographer Naomi Siegler Savage (1927-2007) lived and worked in Princeton, New Jersey. While a teenager, Savage attended a photography class taught by Berenice Abbott and pursued this interest at Bennington College in Vermont. In California, Savage apprenticed with her uncle Man Ray, who was a close friend as well as mentor to his niece.

Influenced by Man Ray's experimental techniques with film, Naomi Savage pioneered the use of the photographic metal plate which produced a three dimensional form with a metallic surface. One of her best-known photographic engravings is a magnesium mural for the Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, depicting the national elective offices held by President Johnson and the various Presidents under which he served. In later years, Savage continued to experiment with the photographic process by using digital cameras, color photocopiers, and computer imaging.

In 1952, Savage had her first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition to the Museum of Modern Art, Savage's work is also in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Naomi Savage was married to the painter, sculptor, and architect, David Savage. Naomi Savage died in Princeton, New Jersey in 2007.

Man Ray (1890-1976) lived and worked in New York and Paris, France and was best known for his painting and photography.

Man Ray was born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1890. His family later moved to Brooklyn, New York. During this period, the family changed their name to Ray and Emmanuel shortened his first name to Man, gradually using Man Ray as his combined single name. Man Ray attended Boys High School from 1904-1908 where he developed an interest in painting. After high school, he worked as a commercial artist and technical illustrator in New York City while attending classes at the Art Students League, Ferrer School, and National Academy of Design.

Influenced by European artists, whose Modernist works were being shown at the 1913 Armory Show and Alfred Stieglitz's "292" Gallery, and other such venues, Man Ray began to incorporate elements of Cubism in his paintings and drawings. In 1915, Man Ray met Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) and they formed a lifelong friendship and professional partnership. That same year, the Dada group, founded by a Tristan Tzara and other artists in Zurich, Switzerland also took root in New York; Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia were credited for starting the New York Dada movement.

By 1921, Man Ray moved to Paris and became part of the circle that formed the Dada group. He photographed many of the Dada poets and writers, including Louis Aragon, André Breton, and Paul Eluard. Man Ray's work for André Breton established his reputation as a portrait photographer of artists, writers, and other prominent individuals, including George Antheil, Salvador Dalí, James Joyce, Sinclair Lewis, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf. In that same period, Man Ray pioneered the photographic process of rayographs (named after him) and he also participated in the first Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Pierre.

Man Ray moved to Los Angeles, California in 1940. There he met New York City-born Juliet Browner (1910-1991), a trained dancer and professional artists' model. They married in 1946 in a double wedding ceremony with their friends Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. In 1951, Man Ray and Juliet Man Ray returned to live in the Montparnasse section of Paris.

In addition to an autobiography, Self-Portrait, published in 1963, Man Ray wrote a number of monographs and articles on photography that included Electricité, a portfolio of ten gravure prints of rayographs commissioned by the Paris electric company, Compagnie Parisenne de Distribution d'Electricité, 1931.

Man Ray received an honorary Master of Fine Arts degree from Freemont University, Los Angeles, 1948 and the gold medal for photography at the Venice Photo Biennale, 1962. In 1967, Man Ray received an award from the Philadelphia Arts Festival honoring its native son for his accomplishments.

Man Ray died in Paris in 1976. Juliet Man Ray survived her husband and continued to live in Paris until her death in 1991.
Provenance:
The Naomi Savage papers were donated in 2007 by Lourie Savage Bates, Naomi Savage's daughter. Naomi Savage was Man Ray's niece.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Photography  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Photographers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.savanaom
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Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-savanaom

Ronny Van de Velde Gallery - "Man Ray, 1890-1976" (1994 September 18-December 18)

Collection Creator:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Extent:
3 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29-31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-1996
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray
Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray / Series 2: Man Ray Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-savanaom-ref39

Serpentine Gallery - "Man Ray, 1890-1976" (1995 January 18-March)

Collection Creator:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Extent:
6 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 32-37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-1995
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray
Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray / Series 2: Man Ray Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-savanaom-ref40

Man Ray; exposition de l'oeuvre photographique. [Catalogue, par Jean Adhémar et Evelyn Pasquet.]

Author:
Bibliothèque nationale (France) Cabinet des estampes  Search this
Adhémar, Jean  Search this
Pasquet, Evelyne  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 16 l. 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1962
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR6 .P23
TR6.P23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110331

Remaking the readymade : Duchamp, Man Ray, and the conundrum of the replica / Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

Author:
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina.  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Schwarz, Arturo 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 354 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Imitation in art  Search this
Mimesis in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .K286 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095400

Facile. Poèmes de Paul Eluard; photograhies de Man Ray

Author:
Éluard, Paul 1895-1952  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
[21] p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1935
1935]
Call number:
TR647.R26 E5
TR647.R26E5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_351466

From ethnographic object to modernist icon : photographs of African and Oceanic sculpture and the rhetoric of the image / Wendy A. Grossman

Author:
Grossman, Wendy  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sheeler, Charles 1883-1965  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Einstein, Carl 1885-1940 Negerplastik  Search this
Zayas, Marius de African Negro art  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Physical description:
pages 291-336
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
Topic:
Photography of African sculpture  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Photography
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109672

Man Ray, 1890-1976 [Folder]

Additional name:
Radenski, Emmanuel  Search this
Man Rei  Search this
Radenski, Emmanuel  Search this
Rudnitzky, Emmanuel  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_93938

The Kjersmeier-May Ray vision of African art : the Copenhagen portfolio / Professor Christer Lindberg and curator Jesper Kurt-Nielsen

Title:
Copenhagen portfolio
Photographer expression:
Lindberg, Christer 1956-  Search this
Curator:
Kurt-Nielsen, Jesper  Search this
Collector:
Kjersmeier, Carl 1889-1961  Search this
Current owner:
Nationalmuseet (Denmark)  Search this
Subject:
Kjersmeier, Carl 1889-1961 Art collections  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976 Knowledge Sculpture, African  Search this
Nationalmuseet (Denmark)  Search this
Physical description:
36 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Catalogs
Place:
Denmark
Copenhagen
Date:
2017
Topic:
Sculpture, African  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Photography of sculpture  Search this
Art and anthropology  Search this
Photography in anthropology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090940

Man Ray. [Peintures, sculptures et objects

Author:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Hanover Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
[32] pages illustrations (pt color) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
N40.1.R26 H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3062

Man Ray, African art, and the modernist lens / Wendy A. Grossman ; with an essay by Ian Walker and additional contributions by Yaëlle Biro ... [et al.] ; contributing editor, Martha Bari ; concordance editor, Letty Wilson Bonnell

Author:
Grossman, Wendy  Search this
Bari, Martha Ann  Search this
Bonnell, Letty  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 183 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Photography of art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Modernism (Art)--African influences  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_934346

Repercussions of African art on modern photography / Valentine Plisnier

Author:
Plisnier, Valentine  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Kassák, Lajos  Search this
Höch, Hannah 1889-1978  Search this
Blossfeldt, Karl 1865-1932  Search this
Blumenfeld, Erwin 1897-1969  Search this
Tabard, Maurice 1897-1984  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Photography--African influences  Search this
Sculpture, African--Influence  Search this
Call number:
N7380.5 .C37 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085464

Unmasking Man Ray's Noire et blanche / Wendy A. Grossman and Steven Manford

Author:
Grossman, Wendy  Search this
Manford, Steven  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976 Noire et blanche  Search this
Sakier, George 1897-1988  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2006
Call number:
N6505 .S56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828347

Primitivism in photography : the impact of African, Pacific, Native American, and Asian artworks on modern photography : 1918-2006 / Valentine A. Plisnier

Author:
Plisnier, Valentine  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2006
20th century
Topic:
Modernism (Art)--African influences  Search this
Photography--African influences  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839111

Conversion to Modernism : the early work of Man Ray / Francis M. Naumann ; with an essay by Gail Stavitsky

Author:
Naumann, Francis M  Search this
Montclair Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 261 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
Call number:
N40.1.R26 N38c 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_709962

Man Ray / [curators, Judy Annear & Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais]

Author:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Annear, Judy  Search this
L'Ecotais, Emmanuelle de  Search this
Art Gallery of New South Wales  Search this
Queensland Art Gallery  Search this
National Gallery of Victoria  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
122, [1] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746151

Man Ray : la photographie à l'envers / sous la direction d'Emmanuelle de L'Ecotais et Alain Sayag ; avec des textes de Jean-Jacques Aillagon ... [et al.]

Author:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
L'Ecotais, Emmanuelle de  Search this
Sayag, Alain 1941-  Search this
Aillagon, Jean-Jacques  Search this
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France)  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
257 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772248

Man Ray. Opere 1914-1973. 24 ottobre-dicembre 1973

Author:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Fagiolo dell'Arco, Maurizio 1939-2002  Search this
Collezionista d'arte contemporanea (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
156 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774436

Man Ray / [saggio critico a cura di] Janus

Author:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Janus -  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
33 p., [82] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), port. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
[1973]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774723

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