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Eileen Agar





Eileen Agar by Orde Eliason

 


 

Eileen Agar

(b Buenos Aires, 1 Dec 1904; d London, 17 November 1991).
English painter of Argentine birth. She arrived in England in 1906; in 1924 she studied with Leon Underwood (1890–1975), and she attended the Slade School of Fine Art, London, from 1925 to 1926; she also studied art in Paris from 1928 to 1930. She was a member of the LONDON GROUP from 1933, and her work was selected by Roland Penrose and Herbert Read for the International Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London, in 1936. Agar exhibited with the Surrealists both in England and abroad. From 1936 she experimented with automatic techniques and new materials, taking photographs and making collages and objects, for example The Angel of Anarchy (fabric over plaster and mixed media, 1936–40; London, Tate). By the 1960s she was producing Tachist paintings with Surrealist elements.

 

 

 


Eileen Agar photographed by Cecil Beaton
1927


Eileen Agar wearing ‘Ceremonial Hat for Eating Bouillabaisse’ 1936



 

Eileen in the studio at Bramham Gardens in 1936 showing Rodney Thomas’s clock embedded in her collage arrangement


 


Eileen dancing on a roof outside Mougins in 1937


Eileen Agar by Lee Miller with 'The Golden Tooth'


 

Lee Miller’s photograph of Eileen at Brighton Pavilion in 1937




 

Self Portrait
1927


 

Fish Circus

1939


 

Slow Movement


 

Double Take
1936


 

The New Planet


 

The Blind Muse


 

Cityscape


 

The Demon of Destruction
1978


 

Untitled


 

Staircase to the Morning


 

The Fish's Tale


 

Untitled


 

Bride of the Sea


 

Untitled


 

The Witch


 

The Return of the Blues
1970


 

Creatures of the Sea


 

Dragon Fly


 

Guardian of Memories


 

Tree of Knowledge
1938



 

Untitled
1936



 

The Lovers
1933



 

Tropical Study


 

Vase with flowers


 

Collective Unconscious


 

Inapoi


 

Head


 

Surrealist Composition
1942


 

The Angel of Anarchy
1940


 

The angel of mercy
1934


 

Marine Object
1939


 

Rocks at Ploumenach, Brittany

1936
 

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