Wednesday 4 January 2012

A tribute to Ronald Searle

Here is a short tribute to the artist Ronald Searle, who died 30 December 2011 aged 91.
Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920 and was educated there at the Cambridge School of Art. On the outbreak of the Second World War he left his studies to serve in the Royal Engineers and in 1942 was captured by the Japanese at Singapore, then held by them for three and a half years. He is a hugely successful graphic artist and pictorial satirist.

As well as his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth books and his invention of St Trinians, his work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions across the world and appears in several major American and European collections. He moved to Paris in 1961 and then, in 1975, to a remote village in Haute-Provence. He died in a hospital near his home.

1935 Singapore

1943 Japanese troops in Burma

1945 Sick Prisoner of Burma Railway

1947 The Enigma of the Japanese

1952 Tattooist

1953 Brick Lane

1953 Club Row, Spitalfields

1961 Eichmann in Court, Life Magazine

1965 Café Les Deux Magots, Paris

1965 Casablanca

1965 Club Régine, Paris

1965 Club St Germaine-des-Pres, Paris

1965 The Lido, Paris

1972 From "The suicide and reincarnation of an extremely small man"

A Bigger Slash - Hommage to D. Hockney 

Christmas card

Love Story 

Nigel Molesworth

Nobody Wants Me 

St Trinians School

The Flight 

1 comment:

  1. Such amazing work. Cred for your art blog. I love it, and the variety of artists you post.
    Maans Nilsson


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