Man Ray’s Portraits of Famous Friends

Man Ray (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976), born Emmanuel Radnitzky, was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray produced major works in a variety of media and considered himself a painter above all. He was also a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He is noted for his photograms, which he renamed "rayographs" after himself.
While appreciation for Man Ray's work beyond his fashion and portrait photography was slow in coming during his lifetime, especially in his native United States, his reputation has grown steadily in the decades since. (Wikipedia)

Antonin Artaud, Paris, 1926 

Genica Athanasiou aka Eugénie Tanase, Paris, 1921 

Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola), Paris, 1930 

Constantin Brancusi, Paris, circa 1930 

André Breton, Paris, circa 1928 

Alexander Calder, Paris, 1931 

Salvador Dalí, Paris, circa 1929 

Bernard Deshoulieres, Paris, circa 1929 

Émile Dubuffet aka Lilie Carlu, Paris, circa 1932 

Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1921 

Nusch Éluard, Paris, circa 1935 

Benjamin Fondane, Paris, circa 1928 

Madge Garland, Paris, circa 1927 

Jacqueline Goddard, Paris, circa 1930 

Ernest Hemingway, Paris, 1923 

Edward James, Paris, 1937 

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Paris, circa 1927 

Georges Malkine, Paris, circa 1929 

Lee Miller, Paris, circa 1929 

Joan Miró, Paris, circa 1928 

Bronislava Nijinska, Paris, circa 1922 

Ezra Pound, Paris, 1923 

William Seabrook and Lee Miller, Paris, circa 1930 

Joseph Stella and Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1920 

Helen Tamiris (Helen Becker), Paris, circa1930 

Denise Tual, Paris, circa 1935 

Karin van Leyden (Karin Elisabeth Kluth) Paris, circa 1929 

Nancy Cunard, Paris, circa 1925 

Henry Crowder, Paris, 1930 (Arms by Nancy Cunard) 

(All photographs by Man Ray, via MONDOBLOGO)