“One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.”
- Letter to his sister (18 May 1941), as quoted in Man Ray : American Artist (1988) by Neil Baldwin
Emmanuel Radnitzky (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976), more widely known as Man Ray, 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.