Marie Seton, recipients: Ronald Moody, Helene Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody

1 January 1967

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Marie Seton 1910–1985
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody
1 January 1967
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
TGA 956/1/2/58/65


In this letter Marie Seton tells Helene Moody about her sense of elation on waking up on New Year's Day feeling like she was bathed in gold and referencing the painter Genoves to describe the feeling. She talks about the importance of sincerity and describes her sense that the artists' group in Valencis in 1952 was trying to reach out to her. Seton refers to the Spanish Civil War as 'The dress rehearsal for all the hell since 1935' and talks about the American record in Vietnam with reference to a Harrison Salisbury piece on Hanoi and a chart in the Sunday Times on Vietnam. Finally she tells Helene Moody about a letter from Delhi from the editor of the Times of India on the state of things there.

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