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Painter, b. 1899 - d. 1991

Eileen Agar was born into considerable wealth in Buenos Aires, daughter to a Scottish father and an American mother. The family relocated to London when she was 11 years old.

After studying art at various schools, including The Slade, Agar briefly swapped middle-class respectability for Left-Bank Paris, and an artistic environment populated by the likes of Picasso, Lee Miller, André Breton and Paul Éluard.

Falling under the spell of Surrealism, she would become one of the most diverse British artists of her era, instilling her passion for music and nature in imaginatively playful objects, collages, photographs and paintings.

Agar is often described as a Surrealist — in part because she was one of the few female artists to participate in the notorious International Surrealist Exhibition of 1936 (at which Salvador Dalí almost suffocated while wearing a diving helmet). In her biography, Agar explained that it was actually Roland Penrose and Herbert Read who declared she was a Surrealist and, bemused, she went along with it.

Beautiful, witty and brilliantly imaginative, Agar was later described as a ‘seaside Surrealist’ for her beachcombing still-life paintings that revealed a sharp eye for the uncanny in objects. These were largely inspired by her intense relationship with Paul Nash, who introduced her to the concept of the found object.

Today, the Tate owns several of Eileen Agar’s paintings, including the wonderfully supernatural Head of Dylan Thomas (1960).

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      • Eileen Agar (Buenos Aires, 1899 - London, 1991) The Muse Listening, circa 1940
        Jun. 05, 2024

        Eileen Agar (Buenos Aires, 1899 - London, 1991) The Muse Listening, circa 1940

        Est: €10,000 - €15,000

        Eileen Agar (Buenos Aires, 1899 - London, 1991) The Muse Listening, circa 1940 Painted wood lyre, collage, shells, ropes, with a bird's shape in sculpted and gilded wood and an antique style head in terracotta Annotated on a label on the back 49 x 29 x 4 cm Provenance: - Galerie 1900-2000, Paris - Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn collection, Paris Exhibition: - Paris, Galerie 1900-2000, "Les enfants d'Alice", 1982, described in the catalogue under no.11 p. 93 and illustrated p. 19 - Exeter, Exeter City Gallery and Exe gallery, The Enchanted Domain. Surrealist Art. 1 January 1967, described in the catalogue under no.7 Bibliography: Whitney Chadwick, "Les femmes dans le mouvement surrealiste", Ed. Thames and Hudson, 2002, illustrated in the catalogue p. 150, n137 Eileen Agar (Buenos Aires, 1899 - Londres, 1991) The Muse Listening, circa 1940 Objet composé d'une lyre en bois peint avec ses cordes, collage, coquillages, cordage, surmonté d'un corps d'oiseau en bois sculpté doré et d'une tête à l'antique en terre cuite Annoté sur une étiquette au dos 49 x 29 x 4 cm Provenance : - Galerie 1900-2000, Paris - Collection Geneviève et Jean-Paul Kahn, Paris Exposition : - Paris, Galerie 1900-2000, "Les enfants d'Alice", 1982, décrit au catalogue sous le n°11 p. 93 et reproduit p. 19 - Exeter, Exeter City Gallery and Exe gallery, The Enchanted Domain. Surrealist Art. 1er janvier 1967, décrit au catalogue sous le n°7 Bibliographie : Whitney Chadwick, "Les femmes dans le mouvement surréaliste", Ed. Thames and Hudson, 2002, reproduit au catalogue p. 150, n°137

        Piasa
      • Eileen Forrester Agar "Princess" Mixed Media
        Apr. 28, 2024

        Eileen Forrester Agar "Princess" Mixed Media

        Est: -

        Mixed media drawing/painting by listed United Kingdom / Argentinia artist Eileen Forrester Agar (1899-1991). The medium is watercolor, pastel, pen and pencil on paper under glass. Features a Princess and is signed in the lower left. Sight measures approx. 8-1/2" across x 8-1/2" tall, framed measures 11-5/8" across x 11-5/8" tall.

        Kraft Auction Service
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Sans titre
        Mar. 27, 2024

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Sans titre

        Est: €800 - €1,200

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Sans titre signé et daté 'Agar 1938' (en bas à gauche) collage sur papier Exécuté en 1938 signed and dated 'Agar 1938' (lower left) collage on paper Executed in 1938 21 x 15 cm. 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.

        Bonhams
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Family Trio (together with a further lino cut, The Family Trio, 1931, by the same hand(2))
        Mar. 27, 2024

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Family Trio (together with a further lino cut, The Family Trio, 1931, by the same hand(2))

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Family Trio signed and dated 'AGAR/1931' (lower right) pen and ink and pencil on paper 17.5 x 18.5cm (6 7/8 x 7 5/16in). together with a further lino cut, The Family Trio, 1931, by the same hand (2)

        Bonhams
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Family Trio
        Mar. 27, 2024

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Family Trio

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Family Trio signed and dated 'AGAR/1931-' (lower right) watercolour and pencil on paper 30.5 x 33.5cm (12 x 13 3/16in).

        Bonhams
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Shores and Sea oil on board 24 x 20 in. (61 x
        Mar. 21, 2024

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Shores and Sea oil on board 24 x 20 in. (61 x

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Shores and Sea oil on board 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)

        Christie's
      • § EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1899-1991)
        Dec. 12, 2023

        § EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1899-1991)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        § EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1899-1991) Abstract in green, yellow and purple signed 'AGAR' (lower right) mixed media 29.5 x 21 cm. (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Purchased from Cheffins, 25 Jan 2018, lot 329 Provenance Sale; Cheffins, Cambridge, 25 January 2018, lot 329, where purchased by the present owner

        Chiswick Auctions
      • § EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1904-1991)
        Dec. 12, 2023

        § EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1904-1991)

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        § EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1904-1991) EILEEN AGAR (BRITISH, 1904-1991) A Sea Change signed 'AGAR' (lower left); further signed, titled and dated 'EILEEN AGAR/A SEA CHANGE/1958' (on a label attached to the stretcher) oil on canvas 63.5 x 82 cm. (25 x 32 1/8 in.) Provenance Lord Sailsbury Sale; Christie's, London, 3 June 1999, lot 138, where purchased by the present owner Exhibited London, Commonwealth Institute, Eileen Agar: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1971, cat.no.31, p.44 Chichester, Pallant House Gallery, Eileen Agar, An Eye for Collage, 25 Oct 2008-15 Mar 2009, cat no.47, p.84 (col.ill) “I have spent my whole life in revolt against convention, trying to bring colour and light and a sense of the mysterious to daily existence. One must have a hunger for new colour, new shapes and new possibilities of discovery.” - Eileen Agar When David Gascoyne and Roland Penrose approached Eileen Agar with a view to including her in the grandiose 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition in London and announced to her that she was ‘surrealist’, she purportedly replied, ‘Am I?’ Throughout her career she repeatedly shunned the label, which she considered too restrictive. Her training as an artist began in 1920 at Leon Underwood’s school at Brook Green. She also studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where she met her first husband Robin Bartlett. The marriage did not last. In 1928 Agar and her new lover Joseph Bard, whom she would eventually marry, moved to Paris. There she met Constantin Brâncuși and surrealists André Breton and Paul Éluard. By 1930 Agar was back in England and in 1933. She had her first solo exhibition at the Bloomsbury Gallery and became member of the London Group a year later. When, in 1934, she took a house for the summer with Bard at Swanage, Agar met and fell in love with Paul Nash. Through him she began to develop a fascination with the ‘found object’, which had been an enduring focus for both Dadaists and surrealists. For them such entities were capable of acquiring new identities by virtue of re-contextualization or simply by being isolated from their habitual frame of reference. Agar willingly assumed this way of seeing and suddenly inanimate rocks began to appear to her as faces and bodies. Shells too, as well as marine life and beach detritus took on new meanings. One day she was digging in the sand at Lulworth Cove and unearthed an old anchor chain, which had been metamorphosed by the sea into the form of a writhing snake. She photographed it and, with Nash, made the photomontage painting Seashore Monster at Swanage (c.1936). This is how we are to read Agar’s art; chance encounters with objects that utilitarian reality has discarded into redundancy and irrelevance. (Dr. Silvano Levy on the artist, 2023) It is well documented that Agar was the only female artist to exhibition at The International Surrealist Exhibition held in London in 1936, and that this inclusion helped propel her career to the point of international acclaim. It was during a trip to Brittany that she received the news her painting Quadriga (1935), shown at the exhibition, had been requested for display by The Museum of Modern Art in New York, an indicator of her international reputation blossoming. Her cohorts included Ezra Pound, André Breton, Paul Éluard, Dylan Thomas, Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. Moore studied with her at Slade along with Paul Nash, and both were instrumental in persuading her to exhibit her works as part of the London Group in 1933. Despite the adverse impact of the war’s psychological effects on her artistic output, she would experience a resurgence of inspiration in the 1950s, when she briefly resided in the Canary Islands where she painted and exhibited. A Sea Change, painted in 1958, is a rare and prime example of the artist’s output during this period. The work is executed in an inverted method, with the coloured forms likely to have been painted across the entire composition, with what we see as the aquamarine background, painted after, dictating the form and movement. The influence of Henry Moore and Henri Matisse are clear, with the seemingly abstract human like, mystical, metamorphic form on the left, dancing with flowing fluidity and unrestricted joy. Functioning as nets, the paintings trawl material from the subconscious, suspended in Eileen Agar’s aquatic hues - deep blues and sea greens that span her artistic journey of over 70 years. A masterful colourist, she skilfully varied her palette, introducing abrupt bursts of orange or arsenical green, creating visions that exude a lyrical quality. “Life’s meaning is lost without the spirit of play.” “Dancing shapes with shapes seeming to derive from cut-outs as from a collage. The important thing does not lie in the shapes but in the movement, in the rhythm they trace on the marine background. The shapes have no reference to existing ones, they seem to be inverted, separating and joining, difficult to say and this is precisely the point of the work - sea change points to a “pure” movement, a transformation process at work , unending interplay of life forms, similar to amoebae wriggling in the water. Agar’s obsessive reference to water is typical of her work and stresses the femininity of her inspiration.” (Michael Remy on the artist, 2023) A Sea Change was included in the important retrospective of the artist’s work held at the Commonwealth Institute in 1971, alongside the current world auction record for the artist, Rite of Spring (1971) which achieved £81,900 at Christie’s in 2022. Her work is held in some of the most important global institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, Peggy Gu Guggenheim Collection, Venice, National Galleries, Scotland, Tate Modern, London, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. We are grateful to Dr. Silvano Levy and Michael Remy for their assistance in cataloguing this lot.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Kynance Cove
        Nov. 29, 2023

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Kynance Cove

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Kynance Cove signed 'AGAR' (lower right); further signed, titled and dated 'EILEEN AGAR/KYNANCE COVE/1945' (on sheet verso) watercolour and pencil on paper 27 x 35cm (10 5/8 x 13 3/4in).

        Bonhams
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Untitled
        Nov. 29, 2023

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Untitled

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Untitled signed and dated 'AGAR/83' (lower right) collage, watercolour, pastel, felt-tip pen and pencil on paper 15.5 x 20.5cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16in).

        Bonhams
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) The Vase of Discretion acrylic on canvas 26 x
        Oct. 19, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) The Vase of Discretion acrylic on canvas 26 x

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) The Vase of Discretion acrylic on canvas 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Sunburst 40 x 28.7 cm. (15 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
        Sep. 20, 2023

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Sunburst 40 x 28.7 cm. (15 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Sunburst titled and dated 'SUNBURST/1950's.' (verso) gouache, oil pastel and pencil on inside of book cover 40 x 28.7 cm. (15 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

        Bonhams
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Design for Exhibition Poster
        Jul. 12, 2023

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Design for Exhibition Poster

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Design for Exhibition Poster signed and dated '1962/EILEEN/AGAR/MARCH' (centre) gouache and collage on paper 49.5 x 62.5cm (19 1/2 x 24 5/8in).

        Bonhams
      • Eileen Agar (British 1904-1991), Past and Present, Color Screenprint, Signed l.r. and numbered 49/75 l.l., Frame: 35 1/4 x 27 1/4 in. (89.5 x 69.2 cm.)
        May. 09, 2023

        Eileen Agar (British 1904-1991), Past and Present, Color Screenprint, Signed l.r. and numbered 49/75 l.l., Frame: 35 1/4 x 27 1/4 in. (89.5 x 69.2 cm.)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Eileen Agar (British 1904-1991), Past and Present, Color Screenprint, Signed l.r. and numbered 49/75 l.l.,

        Weschler's
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Taking Aim acrylic on canvas 63.5 x 76 cm. (2
        Apr. 21, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Taking Aim acrylic on canvas 63.5 x 76 cm. (2

        Est: $180,000 - $280,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Taking Aim acrylic on canvas 63.5 x 76 cm. (25 x 30 in.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Sans titre
        Mar. 29, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Sans titre

        Est: €1,200 - €1,800

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Sans titre signé et daté 'Agar 1948' (en bas à droite) gouache, aquarelle, encre et crayon sur papier dans un double portefeuilles photo en peau de serpent Exécuté en 1948 signed and dated 'Agar 1948' (lower right) gouache, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper in a double snakeskin photo frame Executed in 1948 22 x 35.2 cm. (8 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

        Bonhams
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Wandering Minstrel oil on board 29 3/4 x 22 i
        Mar. 22, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Wandering Minstrel oil on board 29 3/4 x 22 i

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Wandering Minstrel oil on board 29 3/4 x 22 in. (75.6 x 55.8 cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Poppy Seed oil, acrylic, pastel and collage o
        Mar. 22, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Poppy Seed oil, acrylic, pastel and collage o

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Poppy Seed oil, acrylic, pastel and collage on canvas 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Forrester oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas 2
        Mar. 09, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Forrester oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas 2

        Est: £7,000 - £10,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Forrester oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas 22 x 16in. (55.9 x 40.8cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Chess Head oil and graphite on canvas 18 x 15in. (4
        Mar. 09, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Chess Head oil and graphite on canvas 18 x 15in. (4

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Chess Head oil and graphite on canvas 18 x 15in. (45.7 x 38.2cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Siren oil and graphite on canvas 20 x 30 1/8in. (50
        Mar. 09, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Siren oil and graphite on canvas 20 x 30 1/8in. (50

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Siren oil and graphite on canvas 20 x 30 1/8in. (50.9 x 76.5cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) To a Nightingale oil on canvas 28 x 36in. (71.2 x 9
        Mar. 01, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) To a Nightingale oil on canvas 28 x 36in. (71.2 x 9

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) To a Nightingale oil on canvas 28 x 36in. (71.2 x 91.3cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Gardener (Leaf Head) oil on canvas 24 x 18 1/8i
        Mar. 01, 2023

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Gardener (Leaf Head) oil on canvas 24 x 18 1/8i

        Est: £7,000 - £10,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Gardener (Leaf Head) oil on canvas 24 x 18 1/8in. (61.1 x 46cm.)

        Christie's
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Phoenix 46.2 x 56 cm. (18 1/8 x 22 in.)
        Nov. 22, 2022

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Phoenix 46.2 x 56 cm. (18 1/8 x 22 in.)

        Est: £12,000 - £18,000

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Phoenix signed 'AGAR' (lower right) oil on canvas 46.2 x 56 cm. (18 1/8 x 22 in.)

        Bonhams
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Man and Woman EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) /Man and Woman/ signed 'AG
        Oct. 20, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Man and Woman EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) /Man and Woman/ signed 'AG

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Man and Woman EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) /Man and Woman/ signed 'AGAR' (lower right) watercolour, gouache and collage on paper 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (26 x 34.9 cm.) Executed /circa/ 1946.

        Christie's
      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Squares 41.6 x 30.3 cm. (16 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
        Sep. 28, 2022

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Squares 41.6 x 30.3 cm. (16 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Squares signed 'AGAR' (lower right) collage of cut paper and card 41.6 x 30.3 cm. (16 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Wheel Bird acrylic on canvas 24 x 32in. (61 x 81.3c
        Jul. 05, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Wheel Bird acrylic on canvas 24 x 32in. (61 x 81.3c

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Wheel Bird acrylic on canvas 24 x 32in. (61 x 81.3cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Feather for the Phoenix acrylic on canvas 48 x 60in
        Jul. 05, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Feather for the Phoenix acrylic on canvas 48 x 60in

        Est: £12,000 - £18,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Feather for the Phoenix acrylic on canvas 48 x 60in. (121.9 x 152.4cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Self-Portrait oil on board 16 1/8 x 13in. (40.9 x 3
        Jul. 01, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Self-Portrait oil on board 16 1/8 x 13in. (40.9 x 3

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Self-Portrait oil on board 16 1/8 x 13in. (40.9 x 33cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Moving Forms oil and Ripolin on canvas 13 x 1
        May. 25, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Moving Forms oil and Ripolin on canvas 13 x 1

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Moving Forms oil and Ripolin on canvas 13 x 18 1/2 in. (33 x 47 cm.)

        Christie's
      • § Eileen Agar (British 1899-1991) Composition
        Apr. 29, 2022

        § Eileen Agar (British 1899-1991) Composition

        Est: £600 - £800

        § Eileen Agar (British 1899-1991) Composition signed in pen (lower right), pen and watercolour on paper (8.3cm x 14cm (3.25in x 5.5in))

        Lyon & Turnbull
      • Eileen AGAR (1904-1991) Personnage fantastiques Huile sr toile trace inscription et trace de signature en bas à droie 35 x 46 cm -13.77 x 18.11 in. Oil on canvas trace of inscription and trace of signature lower right
        Mar. 18, 2022

        Eileen AGAR (1904-1991) Personnage fantastiques Huile sr toile trace inscription et trace de signature en bas à droie 35 x 46 cm -13.77 x 18.11 in. Oil on canvas trace of inscription and trace of signature lower right

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Eileen AGAR (1904-1991) Personnage fantastiques Huile sr toile trace inscription et trace de signature en bas à droie 35 x 46 cm -13.77 x 18.11 in. Oil on canvas trace of inscription and trace of signature lower right

        Fine Art Auctions Paris (FAAP)
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Dance oil on canvasboard 14 x 17 7/8in. (35.6 x
        Mar. 09, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Dance oil on canvasboard 14 x 17 7/8in. (35.6 x

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) The Dance oil on canvasboard 14 x 17 7/8in. (35.6 x 45.5cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Morse Code oil on canvas 30 x 38in. (76.3 x 96.4cm.
        Mar. 09, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Morse Code oil on canvas 30 x 38in. (76.3 x 96.4cm.

        Est: £5,000 - £7,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Morse Code oil on canvas 30 x 38in. (76.3 x 96.4cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Rite of Spring oil on canvas 48 x 36 1/8in. (122 x
        Mar. 09, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Rite of Spring oil on canvas 48 x 36 1/8in. (122 x

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Rite of Spring oil on canvas 48 x 36 1/8in. (122 x 91.9cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Variation oil on canvas 40 x 50in. (101.6 x 127cm.)
        Mar. 09, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Variation oil on canvas 40 x 50in. (101.6 x 127cm.)

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Variation oil on canvas 40 x 50in. (101.6 x 127cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Harlequin oil on canvas 50 1/4 x 40in. (127.5 x 101
        Mar. 02, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Harlequin oil on canvas 50 1/4 x 40in. (127.5 x 101

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Harlequin oil on canvas 50 1/4 x 40in. (127.5 x 101.5cm.)

        Christie's
      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Return of Europa oil on canvas 48 x 60in. (122 x 15
        Mar. 02, 2022

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Return of Europa oil on canvas 48 x 60in. (122 x 15

        Est: £12,000 - £18,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) Return of Europa oil on canvas 48 x 60in. (122 x 152.5cm.)

        Christie's
      • Eileen Agar (1899-1991) Venus Triumphant
        Dec. 14, 2021

        Eileen Agar (1899-1991) Venus Triumphant

        Est: £700 - £900

        Eileen Agar (1899-1991) Venus Triumphant Pen and ink with white gouache, 1934, signed and dated in pencil lower right, on wove paper with watermark, sheet 254 x 190mm (10 x 7 1/2in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

        Forum Auctions - UK
      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Nov. 30, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £500 - £700

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Birthday card signed AGAR (lower right) pastel and collage 13 x 9 cm (5 x 3 1/2 in) PROVENANCE: A gift from the artist to the present owner The card bears the below inscription: Many Happy returns of the day to games, to celebrate your Birthday in Sicily with the Sun! With love & kisses from Eileen.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Nov. 30, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £100 - £200

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Untitled signed AGAR (lower right) etching image: 6.5 x 5.5 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/4 in) Published by Methuen together with Birch & Conran as a card to accompany the publishing of A look at my life, Agar's autobiography

        Chiswick Auctions
      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Nov. 30, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £150 - £250

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Family trio signed AGAR (lower right), numbered 86/100 (lower left) woodcut 20 x 29 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/2 in)

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      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Nov. 30, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £150 - £250

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) The Bird signed AGAR (lower right), numbered 86/100 (lower left) woodcut 20 x 29 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/2 in)

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      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Nov. 30, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Surrealist figure-blue and yellow pencil and gouache 87.5 x 70 cm (34 1/2 x 27 1/2 in) EXHIBITED: Salisbury, New Art Centre, exhibition untraced

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      • Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Circus Rider 45.7 x 35.6 cm. (18 x 14 in.) ((unframed))
        Sep. 29, 2021

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Circus Rider 45.7 x 35.6 cm. (18 x 14 in.) ((unframed))

        Est: £1,200 - £1,800

        Eileen Agar (British, 1899-1991) Circus Rider signed 'AGAR' (lower right) mixed media on canvas 45.7 x 35.6 cm. (18 x 14 in.) (unframed) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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      • EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) My Muse.
        Sep. 21, 2021

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) My Muse.

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        EILEEN AGAR (1899-1991) My Muse. Ink on paper collage and found objects on card. 155x211 mm; 6x8 3/8 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto. 1936. Provenance: The New Art Centre, London, with the label on the frame back; Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London, with the label on the frame back; Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, with the label on the frame back. Exhibited: "Objects from a Landscape- Ploumanach and Port-Cros," New Art Centre, London, November 29, 1985-January 11, 1986; "1936 Surrealism: Objects, Photographs, Collages, Documents," Zabriskie Gallery, New York, February 18-April 4, 1986; "Collages Surréalistes," Galerie Zabriskie, Paris, March 22-May 3, 1990. Agar was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of a Scottish father and American mother. Educated in Britain as a child, she studied art under Henry Tonks (1862-1937) at the Slade School of Art. Inspired by André Breton's (1896-1966, see lot 142) manifesto, she painted her first surrealist work in 1930. She exhibited with the Surrealists in England and abroad, including at the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries in London, where she was the only British woman to be included. Throughout her career, she worked in painting, collage, photography, and sculpture, incorporating imagery from the natural world, found objects and classical art. While she at times rejected the label "Surrealist" she believed in the playful nature of art and gained a reputation of being among the most adventurous and influential artists of the Surrealist movement in Britain.

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      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Jul. 08, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £150 - £250

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) The Bird signed AGAR (lower right), numbered 13/100 (lower left) woodcut 20 x 29 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/2 in)

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      • § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
        Jul. 08, 2021

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)

        Est: £150 - £250

        § EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991) Family trio signed AGAR (lower right), numbered 15/100 (lower left) woodcut 20 x 29 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/2 in)

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