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

This series contains examples of Agar's artwork including sketches, paintings and drawings. It also includes artworks created by Agar from found objects, one of her preferred working methods. There are several files of source material, including cut-outs and pieces of paper, which were presumably used in collages. In addition, this series includes tracings of rocks at Ploumanach used in Agar's series of paintings on this theme.
TGA 9222/3

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Eileen Agar Sketch of a dog

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Eileen Agar Untitled

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