Art and the philosophy of life

Man Ray’s family changed their surname to Ray in 1912. Ray was nicknamed Manny but changed his name to Man, and slowly started to use Man RayRay’s father worked in a garment factory. He also owned a small tailoring shop outside his home, enlisting all his children from a tender age.

Comments on: "Holly and I were wondering how Man Ray ended up with that name…here’s the answer…" (15)

  1. Reblogged this on House of Heart and commented:
    Mystery solved.

  2. I wondered, too, but then I wondered what the name was before Ray. So, I looked it up. 🙂 According to MoMa, he was born Emmanuel Radnitzky.

  3. Thanks for the information!

  4. I’ll second Holly’s motion. 🙂

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