Moody, John

(1906 – 1993)

Portrait of Anita Kowalska


SKU: 9856

Oil on canvas

Height: 49.5cm
Width: 40cm

1 in stock


The Artist’s Estate

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.101.

Anita Kowalska was a Polish model at the Royal Academy Schools in the late 1920s.

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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. 


John Moody
Portrait of Phillada Sewell, mid 1920’s
John Moody
Brunswick Square
John Moody
Portrait of Anita Kowalska
John Moody
Margaret Sewell, 1927
John Moody
Houlgate, Normandy, 1926