Moody, John

(1906 – 1993)

War, 1928

£470.00

Woodcut

7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (19 x 16.5 cm.) , 11 x 10 in. (28 x 25.5 cm. framed)

26 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Private Collection

Printed posthumously from the block by David Maes. 

This striking image was produced by Moody in 1928. Born in 1906 he had been too young to participate in the war, but suffered its consequences. His woodcut sums up, poignantly, his sense of the futility of war and and antagonism towards the ‘old order’ which had condemned so many to a needless death. As such he was expressing the mood of his generation. 
We are grateful to Richard Thompson for assistance. 

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THE ARTIST

Moody, John

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. 

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