Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976, sold to Arnold Crane, before 1973.
before 1973 - 1984
Arnold Crane, American, 1932 - 2014, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.
Not currently on view
Gertrude Stein posing for sculptor Jo Davidson
Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Gelatin silver print
29.2 × 23.5 cm (11 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)
© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP
At the time this picture was made, Gertrude Stein had not yet achieved literary success, though she had already been immortalized by Pablo Picasso in a 1906 painting. Here she poses for a portrait sculpture being carved by the American artist Jo Davidson. In 1922 Man Ray photographed Stein for the first time and was granted exclusive rights to photograph her until 1930.