Harold Moody

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Harold Moody, by Ronald Moody, 1997 (1946) - NPG 6380 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harold Moody

by Ronald Moody
bronze head, 1997 (1946)
12 3/8 in. (314 mm) high
Purchased, 1996
Primary Collection
NPG 6380


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  • Harold Arundel Moody (1882-1947), Physician; founder of the League of Coloured Peoples. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Moody came to England in 1904 to study medicine and set up a practice in Peckham, South East London. A preacher in the Congregational Church, he held many prominent positions including Chairman of the London Missionary Society. He founded, in 1930, the League of Coloured Peoples, an enterprise which aimed to fight discrimination and seek better opportunities and conditions for students and workers from Africa and the West Indies in England. The sculptor, the sitter's brother, came to England in 1923 to study dentistry. His interest in sculpture was kindled by visiting the Egyptian galleries in the British Museum.

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