Austin Osman Spare (30 December – 15 May ) was an English artist and occultist . His father then surreptitiously submitted two of Spare’s drawings to the Royal Academy, one of which, a design for include Poems and Masks, A Book of Automatic Drawings, , The Collected Works of Austin Osman Spare. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE with Automatic drawings by Mr Spare from Mr Swaffer’s collection. S ome of Spare’s “automatic drawings,” done in pencil. Austin Osman Spare was a British artist whose technically proficient depictions of occult imagery were ‘AUTOMATIC DRAWING’, from a sketchbook,

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Following the culmination of the war, Spare held a comeback show in November at the Archer Gallery. Influenced by symbolism and art nouveau his art was known for its clear use of line, [3] and its depiction of monstrous and sexual imagery. Eepman rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Night Fantasia— Spare on his views regarding the sub-conscious and conscious mind.

The Book Of Automatic Drawing

Spare fell in love, producing a number of portraits of Eily, before marrying her on 4 September Sandilands of the Royal College of Art. Spare ausfin on the afternoon of 15 Mayat the age of At the same time, he was involved in a newly launched popular art magazine known as Colourwhich was edited in Victoria Street, submitting a number of contributions to its early issues. Moog rated it liked it May 10, Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily newsletter.

There are differing accounts as to where the wedding took place, with Spare claiming that it occurred owman St George’s, Hanover Squarealthough later biographer Phil Baker suggested that it might instead have been at St George’s Register Office.

Crowley introduced himself to Spare, becoming a patron and champion of his art, which he proclaimed to be a message from the Divine.


July 11, Auction Closed. Austin Automtaic Spare was an English artist who developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing, automatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self. Ddawing his interest in the unconscious, Spare was deeply critical of the ideas put forward by the psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jungreferring to them as “Fraud and Junk.

Refresh and try again. While the Zos Kia Cultus has very few adherents today, it is widely considered an important influence on the rise of chaos magic.

Austin Osman Spare – Wikipedia

Spare would self-publish it in an ozman of copies from his sister’s house in GoodmayesEssexin Miss Alexis Smith Hollywood Bryan rated it really liked it Feb 05, Agnes School, attached to a prominent High Anglican church, and as a child he was brought up within the Anglican denomination of Christianity.

Three robed figures and tree trunks. And here austib must credit Mr. Magic and witchcraft in Britain. Archived from the original on 10 September Moving to various working class areas of South London over the following decades, Spare lived in poverty, but continued exhibiting his work to varying success.

His subject matter often includes portraiture and allegorical landscapes that elude to classical mythology. After publishing two short-lived art magazines, Form and The Golden Hind epare, during the First World War he was conscripted into the armed forces and worked as an official war artist. Roland Greatwitch rated it automatci liked it Mar 29, Lists with This Book. Satyric and robed sare in a landscape.

Works by Austin Osman Spare. Sepulchre’s Churchat the top of Snow Hilland each day he would pass by Smithfield meat marketwhich being an animal lover, he detested. Selene rated it really liked it Jun 06, At Blackpool, he was reprimanded for scruffiness, and complained that a part of his pay was being taken away for a “sports fund.

Spare subsequently submitted several drawings austih publication in Crowley’s Thelemite journal, The Equinoxreceiving payment in the form of an expensive ritual robe.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please enter a valid email address. Watts allegedly stated that “Young Spare has already automahic enough to xrawing his fame”, while Augustus John was quoted as remarking that his draughtsmanship was “unsurpassed” and John Singer Sargent apparently thought that Spare was a “genius” who was the greatest draughtsman in England.

Losing his home during the Blitzhe fell into relative obscurity following the Second World Waralthough he continued exhibiting till his death in At first taking up residence at the working men’s hostel in Walworth Road, he then moved into a sculptor’s studio in Spitalfields and finally the Brixton basement of his friend Ada Pain at 5 Wynne Road.

A great fan of the wireless, he eagerly agreed, but was deeply upset by the result, which appeared on an episode titled “Unusual Beliefs”, believing that he had been ridiculed. On one occasion, Spare met a osmwn woman named Mrs Shaw in a pub in Mayfair. As a result, Spare was forced to join the Royal Army Medical Corpsinitially being stationed at its depot in Blackpoolwhere he worked as a medical orderly, giving tetanus vaccine injections to British troops before they were drawig abroad.

November 24, Auction Closed. InSpare left St.

The book was finished off with an introduction authored by Scottish painter James Guthrie. Spare’s art once more began to receive attention in the s, due to a renewed interest in art nouveau in Britain, with several retrospective exhibitions being held in London.

Spare described ” Zos ” as the human body and mind, and would later adopt the term as a pseudonym for himself.