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The couple’s fourth surviving child, Austin Osman Spare was born shortly after four o’clock on the morning of 30 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

Spare’s work is evidently that of young man of talent. Modernism and more formalist art values had come in, whereas Edwardian-style occultism, personal eccentricity, Symbolism, ‘literary’ art and academic drawing were none of them in great demand.

It was a logical conclusion to view the subconscious mind as the source of all magical power, which Spare soon did.

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Losing his home during the Blitzhe fell into relative obscurity following the Second World Waralthough he continued exhibiting till his death in Thereafter Spare was rarely found in the purlieus of Bond St. According to Haydn Mackay, “rhythmic ornament grew from his hand seemingly without conscious effort. It is far easier to imitate an epigram than to invent one. 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 sent abroad.

The majority of the books listed above are available as modern reprints.

Spare’s spiritualist legacy was largely maintained by his friend, the Thelemite author Kenneth Grant in the latter part of the 20th century, and his beliefs regarding sigils provided a key influence on the chaos magic movement and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth. After publishing two short-lived art magazines, Form and The Golden Hindduring the First World War he was conscripted into the armed forces and worked as an official war artist.

Ithell Colquhoun supported his claim to have been a proto-Surrealist and posthumously the critic Mario Amaya made the case for Spare as a Pop Artist. There he kept open house; critics and purchasers would go down, ring the bell, be admitted, and inspect the pictures, often in the company of some of the models – working women of the neighbourhood.


Two years later another anonymous review this time of The Starlit Mirefor which Spare provided ten drawings suggests, “When Mr. She introduced him to her husband Kenneth Grant —a former disciple of Aleister Crowley’s who was greatly interested in the occult. Attracting widespread interest and sensational views in the press, he was widely compared to Aubrey Beardsley, with reviewers commenting on what they saw as the eccentric and grotesque nature of his work. It is similar to the language amalgamations in the book of Abramelin.

Key to Spare’s magico-religious views were the dual concepts of Zos and Kia. SquireRicketts and Shannon.

At the wedding, Spare choked on his wedding cakesomething his bride thought hilarious. From his early years, Spare developed his own magico-religious philosophy which has come to be known as the Zos Kia Cultus also Zos—Kia Cultus[] a term coined by the occultist Kenneth Grant.

The critic writes that the curator of the exhibit.

Austin Osman Spare

In this way, Moore argued, Spare was offering an “ultimate and transcendent expression of himself at libro extremities of his own being. He would teach a little from January to June, then up to the end of October, would finish various works, and from the beginning of November to Christmas would hang his products in the living-room, bedroom, and kitchen of his flat in the Borough.

Spare was often described as “down-to-earth” by friends, who often made note of his kindness.

Our critic ends his review with the observation that Spare’s “drawing is often more shapeless and confused than we trust it will be when he has assimilated better the excellent influences upon which he has formed his style. The World commented that “his inventive faculty is stupendous and terrifying in its creative flow of impossible horrors”, while The Observer noted that “Mr.

Libroa his life, Spare was an animal lover, taking care of any libroz that he found near his home.

The fifth issue, for August—Septembercontained an article on Spare and his libris, while the sixth contained linros article written by Algernon Ausin that was illustrated by Spare.

Although this “atavistic resurgence” was very different from orthodox DarwinismSpare greatly admired the evolutionary biologist Charles Darwinand in later life paid a visit to the Kentish village of Downewhere Darwin had written his seminal text On the Origin of Species oosman Together they moved into a tenement called Bloomfield House on Bloomfield Place, King Street in Snow Hillwhich was inhabited by the families of police officers, drivers, clerks and market workers.

John Balance of the influential early industrial music group Coil described Spare as being his “mentor,” and claimed that “what Spare did in art, we try to do through music. Spare’s drawings otherwise than as diagrams of ideas which I have quite failed to unravel; I can only regret that a good draughtsman limits the scope of his appeal”.


His arms were also injured in the blast. Alternately, he thought that it might have been adopted from Madame Blavatsky in her book The Secret Doctrinewhich refers to the idea of an ultimate power as Kia-yu. Surrealism took an interest in automatism and the unconscious, just like Spare’s work, and although he did not think highly of ausfin surrealists, he was often described at the time as a British forerunner of the surrealist movement; indeed, the reporter Hubert Nicholson ran a story on him titled “Father of Surrealism — He’s a Cockney!

Journalists from the British press took a particular interest in his work, highlighting the fact that, at seventeen years of age, he zustin the youngest artist in the exhibition, with some erroneously claiming that he was the youngest spae to ever exhibit at the show. Rejecting Christianity and developing an interest in western esotericismhe read several books on Theosophy by Madame Blavatskynamely Isis Unveiledand wanting to explore the topic further, he also read spage works of prominent occultists Cornelius Agrippa and Eliphas Levi.

Spare and the Grants became great friends, spaare a number of London pubs together and sharing books on the subject of the esoteric. Public awareness of Spare seems to have declined somewhat in the s before the slow but steady revival of interest in his work beginning in the mids. Spare used the term ” Kia “, which he pronounced keah or keerto refer to a universal mind or ultimate power, akin to the Hindu idea of Brahman or the Taoist idea of the Tao.

Museum Press, facsimile; numbered copies. He tortured osan before the first war and would have inspired the surrealist movement had he been discovered early enough.

Spare “elaborated his sigils by condensing letters of the alphabet into diagrammatic glyphs of desire, which were to be integrated into postural yogalike practices—monograms of thought, for the government of energy.

Spare died on the afternoon of 15 Mayat the age of Artist – Occultist – SensualistBeskin Press, A great fan of the wireless, he eagerly agreed, but was deeply upset by the result, which libeos on an episode titled “Unusual Beliefs”, believing that he had been ridiculed.