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Johanaan
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Tate

Johanaan 1936

Ronald Moody (1900–1984)

Tate

Sculptor and writer, born in Kingston, Jamaica. He left to study dentistry in England in 1923, but decided to give up practising to sculpt, learning by trial and error. Moody was in 1929 inspired by Egyptian sculptures in the British Museum, and primitive sculpture greatly influenced his work, which was preferably in wood, although periods of ill-health were later to curb his ability to handle large sculptures.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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