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

Source material
This sub-series contains several files of cut-outs from magazines and photographs, as well as scraps of fabric and painted pieces of paper and card presumably used by Agar as inspiration. There is also a file of tracings which appear to be preliminary works for Agar's series of paintings of rocks at Ploumanach. These may have been traced from her photographs of Ploumanach, taken in 1936. See TGA 9222/4/4/3 and TGA 8927 for original photographs.
TGA 9222/3/3

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