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
- These notebooks contain notes on a wide range of subjects, including Agar's affair with Paul Nash and notes for her autobiography 'A Look at My Life'. Some also contain suggestions of titles for future paintings and notes of financial transactions, including sales of paintings. Few are dated but the majority appear to have been compiled as Agar was starting work on her autobiography in the late 1980s.
- TGA 9222/2/1