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Catherine Olive Moody:
The Malvern Art School
Unmounted (ref: 5785)
Signed, pen and ink.
10 x 8 3/4 in. (25.5 x 22 cm.)
This drawing possibly shows the Malvern School of Art where Moody taught. The drawing style is typical of that used by Moody to illustrate the Sihouette of Malvern and
'Illustration to Painters Workshop CH XIX - The Studio', either of which publication it might have been intended for.
Catherine was the daughter of the artist Victor Hume Moody and 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 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, andPainter'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.