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Eileen Agar at Whitechapel Gallery

Eileen Agar. Alice with Lewis Carrol. 1961. Oil on canvas. Copyright: Estate of Eileen Agar / Bridgeman Images. Image courtesy private collection.
See the largest-ever major exhibition of artist Eileen Agar at the Whitechapel Gallery, featuring more than 100 paintings, collages, photographs and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited.

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See the largest-ever major exhibition of artist Eileen Agar at the Whitechapel Gallery, featuring more than 100 paintings, collages, photographs and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited.

This major retrospective is the largest of Agar’s work to date and celebrates the crucial role that the artist played within the development of European 20th-century culture.

Throughout her nearly 70-year career, Agar combined elements of two of the 20th century’s most significant artistic tendencies: Cubism and Surrealism. The exhibition explores how these early inspirations rapidly developed into her very personal style that offered a moving commentary on society over a period of tremendous social change.

Fascinated by classical art, ancient mythologies, the natural world and sexual pleasure, Agar mined these subjects and her own biography for the forms and content that filled her works.

Venue Details & Map

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Address
80-82 Whitechapel High Street
London
E1 7QX
Website
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/
Public transport:
Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.

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