Catherine Olive Moody (1920-2009):
The beggars opera, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 4781)
Gouache, 20 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (51.5 x 35 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
Catherine Moody was the daughter of the artist Victor Hume Moody. She studied under him at Malvern School of Art, at Royal College of Art with Gilbert Spencer and at Birmingham College of Art under Bernard Fleetwood-Walker. She was particularly drawn to the medium of pastel which she used with great originality, often experimenting by combining it with other medium such as silver-point. She taught at Manchester College of Art, then was head of Malvern School of Art, 1962-80. She was a designer for Dent Allcroft and wrote Silhouette of Malvern, 1953, and Painter's Workshop, 1982. Catherine Moody was especially drawn to working in pastel producing interiors, compositions and portraits. She was a member of Pastel Society and president of Malvern Art Club. She showed at PS and RP. Worcester City Art Gallery and Malvern Festival Theatre hold her work. She lived in Malvern, Worcestershire.