American, 1890-1976. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray was an American artist best known for his avant-garde photographs in black and white. A pioneer in painting, film and collage, Man Ray was a leading figure in Dada and Surrealist movements. He quoted his works to be a medium of amusement, annoyance and bewilderment alike. His most popular work, Larmes, which he created from 1930 to 1932 featured a woman with glass droplets that resembled tears, placed on her face. Ray did not restrict himself to photographing nature, instead experimented with portraits and fashion to sometimes technical manipulations of the medium, like solarization and rayographs.