Personal papers of and artworks by Eileen Agar

1917–92

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
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Bequeathed to Tate Archive by Eileen Agar, 1992.
Reference
TGA 9222

239 objects in this collection

Title
Three-dimensional works
Date
[c.1973–c.1989]
Description
The works in this series are primarily composed of found objects. Agar, whose preferred working method was collage, often incorporated 'found objects' within her paintings, drawings and sculptural pieces physically and as represented motifs.
Reference
TGA 9222/3/2

Showing 19 objects

Eileen Agar Crescent shaped wood carving

date not known

Eileen Agar Oval stone with face painted on it

date not known

Eileen Agar Sculpture of a bird

date not known

Eileen Agar Wooden mask

date not known

Eileen Agar Painted shell

date not known

Eileen Agar Glazed ceramic bowl

date not known

Eileen Agar Sheep’s skull

date not known