EUNICE AGAR

I am a representative painter of nature and human nature, making landscapes, close ups of nature, and genre paintings of crowds of people in public spaces. My style ranges from loosely painted and drawn images to more tightly controlled work, the choices depending on specific subject matter, size, medium and mood. Place is very important. I have worked in Tallahassee, the Tyrol (northern Italy), Tubingen, Germany, Mexico, Monhegan Island, Downeast Maine and the Berkshires.

Oil is my primary medium but I also use casein and watercolor, draw in pen and ink, pencil and charcoal and make block prints and etchings. Pieter Bruegel’s very large landscape drawings from his trips through the Alps to Italy and back that are in the Metropolitan Museum led me to make large landscape drawings. These in turn influenced the textured quality of my large landscapes in oil. An attraction to trees either alone or in densely wooded areas, bushes plants and flowers in a tangled grassy mass have to be drawn with a fast, dense, tangled line and led me to paint such subjects. That has been a major focus of my work for the past three years or so and can be seen in some examples exhibited here – the painting of a disentegrating shed roof covered with moss and lichen (English Soldiers), the wind blown branches of the tamarack, and the small painting of a roadside on the way to blueberry barrens in Maine, the field of flowers and grasses.

BIO

EDUCATION
Wellesley College, BA Art History, l956
Art Students League of New York, l957-1960, l968-69
Student of Robert Beverly Hale, Edmond Cassarella,
Jean Liberte, Thomas Fogarty, Bernard Klonis
Jean Liberte Studio, l960-63

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015    Emporium, Gt. Barrington, MA
2012    Agraforestry Resource Center, Acra, NY
2011    Gallery at the Goldsmith, Gt. Barrington, MA
2011    Geer Village, Canaan, CT
2009    Rensselaerville Meeting Center, Rensselaerville, NY
2004    Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York, NY
2004    U. of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME
2004    Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, NY
2002    Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
1999    Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
1999    U. of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME
1998    Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
1998    Greenville Library Art Gallery, Greenville, NY
1997    Noble Horizons, Salisbury, CT
1997    Lenox Library, Lenox, MA
l996    Newport Library Arts Center, Newport, NH
1996    Le Moyne Art Center, Tallahassee, FL
l995    Moviehouse Gallery, Millerton, NY
1995    Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
1995    Purple Lake Gallery, Lubec, ME
1995    Kristina’s, Bath, ME
1991    Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL
1991    Le Moyne Art Center, Tallahassee, FL
1990    Ainilian Gallery, Washington, DC
1988    Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
1987    Ainilian Gallery, Washington, DC
1986    Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY
1985    Ainilian Gallery, Washington, DC
1977    Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA
1976    Miss Hall’s School, Pittsfield, MA
1970    Gallery One, Hillsdale, NY
1968    Sima Artcraft, South Egremont, MA
1968    Graphic Arts Gallery, Springfield, MA
1967    Albany Institue of History and Art
1967    High Point Galleries, Lenox, MA
1966    Le Moyne Art Center,  Tallahassee, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013    Greene Arts, Catskill, NY
2008    West Quoddy Head Lighthouse 200th Anniversary, Lubec,ME
2008    2007, 2006   Peabody Memorial Library, Jonesport, ME
2004    Artists of Le Moyne at City Hall, Tallahassee, FL
2002    2000    Berkshire Artisans, Pittsfield, MA
2000    The Roaming Eye, Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY
1997    1996, 1995, 1993   Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
1997    1996, 1995University of Maine, Machias, ME
1996    Landscape Annual and Drawing Show, Mountaintop Gallery,
Windham, NY
1994    June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
1990    Yvonne Rapp, Louisville, KY
1996    l991, Wellesley College Reunion Shows, Wellesley, MA
1889    Lucia Gallery, New York, NY
1987    Ainilian Gallery, Washington, DC
1987    Company Hill Gallery, Kingston, NY
1980    Westenhook Gallery, Sheffield, MA

PUBLICATIONS
The Artful Mind, “Berkshire Artist Eunice Agar,” by Nanci Race,
June 2011
The New York Observer,  Review by Mario Naves
July 15, 2004
The Artful Mind, Eunice Agar, “Places in the Heart,” by Robin
Fasano, March 2000
Downeast Coastal Press, Illustrated article by Frederick Hastings,
July 19, 1994
Machias Valley News Observer, “Artist Shows Paintings of
Jonesport Area,” by Tracy Henderson, July 27, 1994
Tallahassee Magazine, Interview by John Hanlon for solo exhibition
at Le Moyne Art Center, Tallahassee, March-April, 1991
(color reproductions
Amercan Artist Magazine, “Techniques of Outdoor Painting,”
by Eunice Agar, Illustrated with paintings by author,
February, l983

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
Le Moyne Art Center, Tallahassee, FL
University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME
Town Hall, Town of Gt. Barrington, MA

EMPLOYMENT
American Artist Magazine, 1957-1963
Assistant Editor, 1958-60; Managing Editor, 1960-63
Contributing Editor, 1983
Simon’s Rock Early College, 1969-78
Chair, Arts Division, 1975-78
Chair, Studio Program, 1974-78
Curator, Exhibition Program, 1970-78
Workshop Instructor
1989Visiting Artist, U. of Mass. Summer School, Merano, Italy
April 1986, April 1987Academy Art Gallery, Lawrenceville,GA
March, 1983Pittsfield Art League, Pittsfield, MA
Drawing Instructor
2016– Claire Teague Senior Center, Gt. Barrington, MA

JUROR
1990    Twilight Park Artists, 43rd Annual, Haynes Falls, NY
1987     Sheffield Art League, 13th Annual, Sheffield, MA
1982     Pittsfield Art League Annual, Pittsfield, MA
1980     Sheffield Art League, Sheffield, MA

CURATOR
1986    Monotypes, The Painterly Print, Greene County Council on
the Arts, Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY

SLIDE LECTURE
Pen and Brush Club, New York, NY, April 11, 1990

LISTED
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who of American Women

PUBLISHED
American Artist Magazine –  1960-1999
59 feature articles, among them profiles of:
Allen Blagden
George Catlin
Henry Koerner
Jean Liberte
Barry Moser
Ralph Mayer
Maurice Prendergast

Art and Antiques Magazine
Aaron Draper Shattuck, l9th Century Painter, Sept.-Oct. L982
The Artful Mind,  Interview Articles