Papers of Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988)

[c.1700–1987]

collection owner: Ithell Colquhoun, ‘Papers of Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988)’ [c.1700–1987]

Items available online are a range of works by Ithell Colquhoun including early watercolours and writings. The collection also includes: correspondence from leading figures in the art world from Man Ray to Lady Ottoline Morrell; records relating to Ithell's interest in the Occult; and surrealist paintings produced by her students.

Also available to view online from this collection is a typescript entitled, 'Recollection of Kurt Schwitters' - an article by Ithell Colquhoun about Schwitters' life and her acquaintance with him.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ithell Colquhoun 1906–1988
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Ithell Colquhoun to the Tate Archive
Reference
TGA 929

215 objects in this collection

Title
Prose
Date
[1930s–1970s]
Description
This series consists of any writings by Ithell Colquhoun in prose, including short stories; novels; prose-poems; autobiographical writings; essays about the occult, Cornish customs and art; reviews of other artists' exhibitions; and introductions for her own exhibition catalogues.

Ithell has sometimes annotated the papers to say where a story was published, but it is usually impossible to know if they have been, and most are without date.
Reference
TGA 929/2/1