Items available online are a range of works by Ithell Colquhoun including early watercolours and writings. The collection also includes: correspondence from leading figures in the art world from Man Ray to Lady Ottoline Morrell; records relating to Ithell's interest in the Occult; and surrealist paintings produced by her students.
Also available to view online from this collection is a typescript entitled, 'Recollection of Kurt Schwitters' - an article by Ithell Colquhoun about Schwitters' life and her acquaintance with him.
Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the archive catalogue.
- Collection Owner
- Ithell Colquhoun 1906–1988
- Tate Archive
- Bequeathed by Ithell Colquhoun to the Tate Archive
- TGA 929
215 objects in this collection
Papers of Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988)
General correspondence and related papers
- This series consists of any writings by Ithell Colquhoun in prose, including short stories; novels; prose-poems; autobiographical writings; essays about the occult, Cornish customs and art; reviews of other artists' exhibitions; and introductions for her own exhibition catalogues.
Ithell has sometimes annotated the papers to say where a story was published, but it is usually impossible to know if they have been, and most are without date.
- TGA 929/2/1