John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Elm Trees in Essex II, 1928


SKU: 10093
Signed and dated Etching on japan paper.

Height – 10.8cm x Width – 14.5cm

1 in stock


The Artist’s Estate; Private collection

Moody was trained at the Royal Academy Schools, co-founded the New Kingston Group of painters and taught at Wimbledon School of Art in the early 1930’s. However he is better remembered as a theatre and opera producer as well as Director of the Arts Council’s Drama department. He took over Eric Ravilious’s and Edward Bawden’s studio in the late 1920’s and he worked closely with Robert Medley and John Piper. He was badly injured during the Blitz which affected his painting ability, which is why his early work is particularly interesting.

This picture relates to Ploughing, 1928:  

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John Moody
1906 - 1993

After training at the Royal Academy Schools and working from a studio offered to him by Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) and Edward Bawden (1903 – 1989), by the 1930’s, Moody was exhibiting at a variety of London venues and teaching at Wimbledon School of Art; he also became a founder member of the New Kingston Group of painters.  Fascinated by the Theatre he was later well known as an opera producer, commissioning stage sets from John Piper and Robert Medley. 


SKU: 11424

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

The quarter seated nude in bathing costume


SKU: 10092

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Still life with pot plant on a tiled ground
SKU: 10091

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Lady seated on a pew


SKU: 9999

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Elm trees near Kingston, 1929


SKU: 4903

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

War, 1928


SKU: 4714

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Houlgate, Normandy, 1926


SKU: 4715

John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Houlgate, Normandy, in Mist, 12th Sept 26