Man Ray: Avant-Garde Alchemist
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posted: 00-00-00
Man Ray (1890-1976), "To create is divine, to reproduce is human."
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"So, how does someone named Emmanuel Radnitzky end up with a stylish moniker such as 'Man Ray'? Well, his family surname was changed to 'Ray' in 1912 at the suggestion of Man Ray's brother. The family surname was changed as a reaction to the anti-Semitism that was rampant in Brooklyn, New York at the time. Emmanuel was called 'Manny"'for short and Emmanuel eventually shortened his nickname to 'Man' and added that to his new surname 'Ray' He would gradually begin to use his new names as one single combined name, 'Man Ray.'" ...Source
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