Personal papers and artworks of Robert Adams

1925–87

collection owner: Robert Adams, ‘Personal papers and artworks of Robert Adams’ 1925–87

A series of sketchbooks, collages, maquettes and a self-portrait have been selected from the Robert Adams collection and are available online. Together the material documents the wide range of Adams's practice over nearly forty years. The sketchbooks date from c.1944-80 and contain studies for a variety of artworks by Adams, such as the screen forms and 'Vertex' series of sculptures. The maquettes date from the 1950s to the 1970s and relate to the 'Vertex' and 'Cavetto' sculptures of the 1970s. The self-portrait dates from c.1946.

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

Collection Owner
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Pat Adams, widow of the artist, and her daughter Mrs Mary Adams Weatherhead, in 1984 and 1990.
Reference
TGA 8421

44 objects in this collection

Title
Personal papers and artworks of Robert Adams
Date
1925–87
Description
A series of sketchbooks, collages, maquettes and a self-portrait have been selected from the Robert Adams collection and are available online. Together the material documents the wide range of Adams's practice over nearly forty years. The sketchbooks date from c.1944-80 and contain studies for a variety of artworks by Adams, such as the screen forms and 'Vertex' series of sculptures. The maquettes date from the 1950s to the 1970s and relate to the 'Vertex' and 'Cavetto' sculptures of the 1970s. The self-portrait dates from c.1946.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.
Reference
TGA 8421

Showing 120 of 44 objects

Robert Adams Northampton Sketchbook 1

[c.1944]

Robert Adams Northampton Sketchbook 2

[c.1944–7]

Robert Adams Northampton Sketchbook 3

[c.1947]

Robert Adams Pages from ‘Paris’ sketchbook

[c.1948–50]

Robert Adams Sketchbook

date not known

Robert Adams Sketchbook

[c.1968–71]

Robert Adams Sketchbook

[c.1969–70]