Eileen Agar (Modern Women Artists #6)


ISBN: 9781916041653
Artist(s): Eileen Agar
Author(s): Laura Smith
Format: hardback
Year published: 2021
Publisher: Eiderdown Books
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: 23 colour illustrations, 3 black and white

Artist(s) Biographies:

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In Eileen Agar, Laura Smith introduces us to the extraordinary world of an artist ahead of her time. We discover how a life with eccentric beginnings gave way to an artistic career endlessly in search for colour and new possibilities. Follow in this artist’s footsteps and learn about her early experiments with cubism which led her to Surrealism and her inclusion in the groundbreaking 1936 International Surrealist exhibition alongside the likes of Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso.

Laura Smith weaves a thoughtful and engaging narrative amongst a rich selection of paintings, sculptures and photography, perfectly illustrating the artist’s long career and convincing us of Eileen Agar’s place in the story of twentieth century art.

This publication will coincide with and accompany a major solo exhibition on Eileen Agar curated by the author – at Whitechapel Gallery, London (May – August 2021).


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