Available online are items a range of Eileen Agar's artworks and writings which shed light on her working methods, including her extensive use of found objects, and her involvement in the Surrealist movement. Artworks which have been digitised include sculptures constructed from found objects and preparatory tracings for her series of paintings of rocks at Ploumanach. Several of Agar's writings and notebooks, which provide some insight into her life, working methods, and reflections on art, can also be seen online.
Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.
- Collection Owner
- Eileen Agar 1899–1991
- Tate Archive
- Bequeathed to Tate Archive by Eileen Agar, 1992.
- TGA 9222
239 objects in this collection
- Autobiographical notes and writings
- These writings mainly relate to Agar's life and were presumably compiled in preparation for her auto-biography, written in 1988. There are notes on her stay with Picasso at Mougins in 1937, notes on her memories of Henry Moore, and draft chapters of her auto-biography 'A Look at My Life'.
- TGA 9222/2/2