Papers of Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988)


collection owner: Ithell Colquhoun, ‘Papers of Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988)’ [c.1700–1987]

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

Records of readings of Surrealist poetry given by Ithell Colquhoun and Toni Del Renzio
These readings were mostly of poetry by other surrealist authors, read alternately by Ithell Colquhoun and Toni del Renzio, with occasional pieces of their own work.

The papers consist of manuscript and typescript lists of poems, and who will read them, and where the reading happened. They include Ithell's notes on the occasion in 1943/1944 when their reading was disrupted by Mesens and other surrealists.
TGA 929/6/2

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