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Eileen Agar
British painter, born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of a British businessman who made a fortune there. She moved to England as a child and studied with Leon Underwood, 1924, at the Slade School, 1925–6, and in Paris, 1928–30. During the 1930s she became one of the leading British exponents of Surrealism, taking part in several of the major international exhibitions of the movement (although she was never much concerned with its polemical side).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)