Papers of Ronald Moody

1900–94

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
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956

248 objects in this collection

Title
Subject file relating to sculpture, Ronald Moody’s notes and lists
Description
This file contains some of Moody's notes and lists about his sculptures, including notes on his thinking behind the design of 'Three Heads', 'Unknown Political Prisoner', and 'The Wheel Within'. There is also a chronological list of Moody's works from 1935-1951 and lists made for insurance purposes and the loan of sculptures to BBC2's Full House programme.
Reference
TGA 956/2/2/14