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
- Subject file relating to Ronald Moody’s time in France, repatriation and wartime
- 21 April 1938–15 January 1947
- This file contains correspondence and documents relating to Moody's time in France, his escape following the invasion by Germany, and eventual return to England. It includes letters from Moody's brother, Harold, regarding his efforts to secure Moody's return and letters from Helene Moody to various people and bodies again regarding efforts to bring Moody back to England. There are also letters regarding the return of Moody's possessions (including handmade furniture) which he had been forced to leave with the concierge of his building (Madame Gaillot) when fleeing Paris. Additionally there are a number of letters from the Foreign Office to Helene and Ronald Moody requesting repayment of expenses connected with their repatriation.
- TGA 956/2/1/3