John Moody (1906 - 1993)

Brunswick Square


SKU: 9861
Oil on canvas
21 x 29 ¬Ω in. (53.5 x 75 cm)

Height – 53.5cm
Width – 75cm

1 in stock


The Artist’s own collection; thence by descent

Brunswick Square, 1940, will be featured as one of the images in our forthcoming on line exhibition: Hidden Gems, Season Two: Windows

John and Nell Moody lived in Brunswick Square after their marriage in 1937. Moody painted this scene from a first floor window, shortly before the house was bomb-damaged during the Blitz. A popular artistic and literary space within Bloomsbury, former residents included Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, E.M. Forster and John Ruskin.

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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. 


John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Portrait of Phillada Sewell, mid 1920’s
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Brunswick Square
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Portrait of Anita Kowalska
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Ploughing, 1929
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Margaret Sewell, 1927
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Houlgate, Normandy, 1926
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
The Lighthouse, Anvil Point, Swanage, 14 August 1926