1916 (approx) b. Guadeloupe as Adrienne Fidelin.
French Caribbean dancer and Muse?
1936 meets Man Ray on a beach in Antibes.
She was a dancer; becomes his lover, model and muse.
Photographs ~> suggest she and Nusch were lovers . See also ~>
1937 Holidays on The Fal River, Cornwall with Max Ernst, Man Ray, Henry Moore, Irina Radetsky,
Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Paul Eluard,
Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, Nusch, Ady Fidelin, Edouard Mesens, Joseph Bard.
Probable affair with Roland Penrose
Appears in Harpers Bazaar, making her the first black model to appear in a major fashion magazine.
photograph -> by Lee Miller on a picnic with Man Ray, Paul Eluard,Nusch, Roland Penrose.
Four woman asleep Man Ray
(Lee Miller, Leonora Carrington, Ady Fidelin and Nusch Eluard).
L - R Fidelin, Marie Cuttoli -> and Paul Cuttoli, Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar and Man Ray.
Photographed ~> by Eileen Agar.
1940 she stayed in France to be near her family and stored many of Man Ray's works when he fled to America..
She later married, and the last thing on record is that she was dancing at a Black club on the Champs-Elysee.
1950 last known letter of Ady Fidelin.
2004? d. Lagrave, S. France
Photos -> taken by Man Ray
More -> and Flikr ->.
The play ->; A contemporary Navajo woman relates the mostly
unknown story of the surrealist muse Adrienne Fidelin.
New York Times Yo Adrienne ~>