Eileen Agar: Portrait of the Artist's Mother (c.1940s)
Eileen Agar: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother (c.1940s)

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy 

19 May – 29 August 2021
Whitechapel Gallery

England & Co were pleased to arrange the loan of Portrait of the Artist’s Mother – a major painting from the 1940s by Agar, which the gallery sold to a private collection some years ago – to the retrospective exhibition, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

This is the largest exhibition ever of her work to date and traces Agar’s “ground-breaking career from the 1920s to the 1990s. From early works influenced by her teachings at the Slade, through her experiments with Cubism and her inclusion in the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition, to her later compositions of lyrical abstraction, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy features over 150 works… reveal[s] Agar as one of the most dynamic, bold and prolific artists of her generation, which included friends André Breton, Gertrude Hermes, Dora Maar, Lee Miller, Paul Nash and Man Ray.”