Marie Seton, recipient: Helene Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from Chicago.

23 February 1949

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from Chicago.
Date
23 February 1949
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/12

Description

In this letter Marie Seton informs Helene Moody that 'The Studio' will use her article on Ronald and that she has asked Marjorie [Pilley] to send a head [the portrait mask 'Marjorie'] direct. She tells Helen about their travel plans on the 'Batory' and arrangements for handing over works from the Harmon Foundation in Southampton. Seton asks Helene to ask Ronald to explain 'recurrence' to her [Marie]--this could refer to an aspect of Gurdjieff's or Ouspensky's teachings which Seton and Moody both followed.

Most of the letter relates to the end of Seton's relationship with Sergei Eisenstein and her regret at what happened to him afterwards. She also refers to her relationship with Donald [Hesson, her then husband] and Moody and Moody's role in preventing her from returning to Russia in 1935 and 1936.

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