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

c.October 1937–9 October 1989
This sub-series contains subject files relating to Ronald Moody's professional life, including his involvement in Festac '77 and his work on his 'Savacou' sculpture. There are also files relating to Moody's broadcasts for the BBC and his other writing activities (including 'Amadu's Bundle'), as well as a file relating to his work as a dentist prior to pursuing an artistic career full-time.
TGA 956/2/2