A significant ensemble of letters and writings
by or addressed to Man Ray and collected by his sister Elsie Ray Siegler and
her daughter Naomi Savage. The letters provide a rich chronicle of Man Ray's
personal and professional life from 1922 to 1976. Letters to Man Ray are from
Dada and surrealist artists and authors, and document the dynamic artistic and
literary scenes of the immediate pre- and post-World War II period in the
United States. An album of Man Ray's predominately handwritten manuscripts
supplements the letters.
American-born photographer, painter, and sculptor who played a key
role in the Surrealist and Dada movements. He lived and worked in Paris in the
1920s and 1930s, in Los Angeles in the 1940s, and Paris again until his death
2.5 linear feet
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