Papers of Ronald Moody


collection owner: Ronald Moody, ‘Papers of Ronald Moody’ 1900–94

Available online are a selection of items which reflect key periods in Ronald Moody's life and career. These include sketches, a project file relating to Moody's sculpture 'Savacou', letters from his close friend, Marie Seton relating to her life in India, and documents relating to Moody's escape from France in 1940 and subsequent return to England. In addition, there is material relating to Moody's literary work, including typescripts for BBC broadcasts on art and samples of his poetry.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
TGA 956

248 objects in this collection

Letters from Indira Gandhi
25 May 1957–28 June 1958
Three letters from Indira Gandhi to Ronald Moody regarding various matters including Moody's invitation to her to sit for him, a proposed exhibition of works by Indian women artists, and her tours of the north-eastern frontier of India and the Kullu Valley.

One letter encloses a photograph of a portrait in oil done by an Indian artist.

Includes photocopies of all three letters and the photograph.
TGA 956/1/2/24