Man Ray was one of the most inventive photographic artists of the
twentieth century. His creativity and appetite for innovation and
experimentation are showcased in this remarkable book, which
accompanies a major exhibition and brings together more than 140 of
Man Rays best portraits from his long and varied international career.
Also reproduced in Man Ray Portraits are some of the artists less-wellknown later images, taken in 1940s Hollywood, where he met and married his last muse, Juliet Browner. His photographs of the 1950s and 1960s include such stars as Leslie Caron and Catherine Deneuve.
An essential reference guide to Man Rays life and work, this book includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and an essay by Marina Warner, first hand testimonies from the artists sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images.
Accompanies the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London (7 February – 27 May 2013), at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (22 June – 8 September 2013) and at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (14 October 2013 – 19 January 2014)
Terence Pepper has been Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, since 1978.
Marina Warner is a Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, and a writer of fiction, criticism and history.