Agar, Eileen (1899-1991)

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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1899, Agar arrived in England in 1906. In 1924 she studied with Leon Underwood (1890-1975), attended the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and from 1925 to 1926; also studying art in Paris from 1928- 1930. She married fellow Slade student, Joseph Bard, in 1940.

She was a member of the London group of Surrealists from 1933, and was the only female artist to exhibit her work at the International Surrealist Exhibition held in London 1936.

From 1936 she experimented with automatic techniques and new materials, taking photographs and making collages.

By the 1960s she was producing Tachist (a French abstract style) paintings with Surrealists elements.