Personal papers of and artworks by Eileen Agar


collection owner: Eileen Agar, ‘Personal papers of and artworks by Eileen Agar’ 1917–92

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

Correspondence between Eileen Agar and Joseph Bard
This sub-series includes a love letter from Joseph Bard to Eileen Agar, a script of a hypothetical conversation between Joseph Bard and 'Allegra', and a letter from Eileen Agar to Joseph Bard. All three of these items were originally enclosed in an empty 'Task' exercise book with a poem by Joseph Bard entitled 'Spring Sun' glued to the inside front cover.
TGA 9222/1/1

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