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John Moody (1906-1993)

Born on April 6th 1906, John Moody was the oldest of four children. He was educated at Bromsgrove School, but rejected the idea of a university education, choosing first to spend two years in a London publishing company before deciding to become a painter. His talent for drawing had been evident from quite young and throughout his life he was to turn to painting and sketching whenever he could find the time. After a basic training with the Royal Academy Schools, Moody was first offered a studio by Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, two successful artists of the inter-war period. By 1930 he was exhibiting in various London exhibitions, teaching at Wimbledon School of Art and had become a founder member of the New Kingston Group of painters. In 1995, Mark Adams, a Sotheby's specialist in modern British and Irish pictures wrote: "I think that John Moody's work is really wonderful, and I think it is a great shame that the theatre absorbed

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War, 1928
John Moody
War, 1928  For sale
£470
Houlgate
John Moody
Houlgate  For sale
£900
Houlgate, Normandy, 1926
John Moody
Houlgate, Normandy, 1926  For sale
£940
War, 1928
John Moody
War, 1928  For sale 
Elm Trees
John Moody
Elm Trees  Sold 
Study of standing nude
John Moody
Study of standing nude  Sold 
Panoramic Seascape with white...
John Moody
Panoramic Seascape with white...  Sold 
Isle of Wight from Swanage
John Moody
Isle of Wight from Swanage  Sold 
Coastal view from the sea front at...
John Moody
Coastal view from the sea front at...  Sold 
Clouds at 8 am
John Moody
Clouds at 8 am  Sold 
Houlgate
John Moody
Houlgate  Sold 
Houlgate, Normandy, 12 September 1926
John Moody
Houlgate, Normandy, 12 September 1926  Sold 
Corfe Castle. 10th August 1926
John Moody
Corfe Castle. 10th August 1926  Sold 
Broken Fence
John Moody
Broken Fence  Sold 
Houlgate
John Moody
Houlgate  Sold 
Houlgate
John Moody
Houlgate  Sold 
Houlgate at dusk, 12 September 1926
John Moody
Houlgate at dusk, 12 September 1926  Sold 
Beached boat
John Moody
Beached boat  Sold 
Reeves, circa 1926
John Moody
Reeves, circa 1926  Sold 
Bull at Chessington, August 2nd, 1926
John Moody
Bull at Chessington, August 2nd, 1926  Sold 
Houlgate
John Moody
Houlgate  Sold 
The Lighthouse
John Moody
The Lighthouse  Sold 
Estuary view
John Moody
Estuary view  Sold 
View on the Beach
John Moody
View on the Beach  Sold 
Seascape with White sailing Boat
John Moody
Seascape with White sailing Boat  Sold 
Farmhouses near Swanage, 1926
John Moody
Farmhouses near Swanage, 1926  Sold 
The Lighthouse
John Moody
The Lighthouse  Sold 
The English South Coast
John Moody
The English South Coast  Sold 
Rosamond Ley seated at her piano
John Moody
Rosamond Ley seated at her piano  Sold 
View from the Window
John Moody
View from the Window  Sold