Eileen Agar RA

The Shell

1989-1991

Eileen Agar was a British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, and in 1936, became the first and only British woman to show works at the International Surrealist Exhibition, New Burlington Galleries. Agar’s reputation in the art world grew rapidly and by 1940, her works appeared in Surrealist exhibitions in Amsterdam, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

After the Second World War, held sixteen solo exhibitions between 1946-1985. In 1990, the artist was elected as a Royal Academy Associated for her influence and contribution to the Surrealist movement.