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Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005

Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005

Photographer, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Photographer Naomi Siegler Savage (1927-2007) lived and worked in Princeton, New Jersey. While a teenager, Savage attended a photography class taught by Berenice Abbott and pursued this interest at Bennington College in Vermont. In California, Savage apprenticed with her uncle Man Ray, who was a close friend as well as mentor to his niece.


The Naomi Savage papers were donated in 2007 by Lourie Savage Bates, Naomi Savage's daughter. Naomi Savage was Man Ray's niece.

Language Note

Collection is in English. Some records are in French, German, Italian, and Japanese.