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The Cover
October 3, 2001

Departure of Summer

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2001;286(13):1549. doi:10.1001/jama.286.13.1549

Like Edward Steichen (JAMA cover, June 6, 2001), Man Ray (1890-1976) is more often thought of as a photographer than as a painter. The fact is that he worked in many media—oils, collage, photography, even film—and was, during the second decade of the 20th century, one of the leaders of Dada and Surrealism in the United States (JAMA cover, July 18, 2001). Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia on August 25, 1890, he moved to Brooklyn with his family when he was 7 years old. In high school, he was good enough in drawing and industrial draftsmanship to be offered a scholarship to study architecture; he turned it down, opting instead to study life drawing under the supervision of Robert Henri and George Bellows at the Ferrer Social Center in New York City.

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