Self Portrait

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McGraw-Hill, 1979 - Art - 398 pages
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User Review  - Dana Gynther - Goodreads

A fun memoir mainly focusing on his life in Paris in the 20s-30s, including all his experiences with all his famous friends and acquaintances. Anyone interested in art and literature during the inter-war period would find it fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - Ashleigh - Goodreads

An interesting read on artists of the Surrealist and Dadaist movement in Europe. Man Ray writes quite simply and manages to paint himself as a rather cliche artist type. Thoughtful of his work ... Read full review

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About the author (1979)

Born in Philadelphia in 1890, Man Ray began his professional life as a painter before taking up photography in 1915. In Paris during the 1920s his career as a fashion photographer and portraitist took off, and it was there that he discovered the possibilities of cameraless photography. He continued to paint and take photographs both in the United States and Paris until his death in 1976. He has been the subject of major exhibitions at museums throughout the world, and is one of the best-known photographers of the twentieth century.

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