Saturday, March 20, 2010

Eileen Agar

Aside from being one of the most prominent women of the surrealist movement Eileen Agar is also one of my overall favorite artists. Born in 1899 she was not only a painter but worked in photo, collage, and sculpture. From reading a lot about the surrealist women I find it interesting that they were always pretty accepted in their own circles and time period. Many of them showed as widely as the men and were included in all the big group surrealist shows. Agar partied and talked art with Eluard, Breton, and Picasso. Yet, as time progressed the history books are the ones that forgot the women surrealist painters, not their contemporaries.

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