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Pisces (La Femme et son Poisson)
© Man Ray 2015 Trust / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London. Photo credit: Tate

Pisces (La Femme et son Poisson) 1938

Man Ray (1890–1976)


(b Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1890; d Paris, 18 Nov. 1976). American painter, photographer, draughtsman, sculptor, and film-maker, born Emmanuel Radnitsky to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. The family adopted Ray as their surname in about 1911 and Man is an abbreviated version of his forename; he preferred to treat his pseudonym as a single unit, so it is customary to list him under M rather than R. After seeing the Armory Show in 1913 he began painting in a Cubist style.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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