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Modern Classics reissue of Ronald Searle's St Trinian's drawings

Ronald William Fordham Searle C.B.E.(born March 3, 1920) is an English artist and cartoonist. Searle trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, currently known as Anglia Ruskin University. He is the creator of, among other things, St Trinian's School- subject of several books and five full-length films - and co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) of the Molesworth tetralogy. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... St Trinians is a fictional girls school created by Ronald Searle, a British cartoonist. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Anglia Polytechnic, is a university in England, with campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. ... St Trinians is a fictional girls school created by Ronald Searle, a British cartoonist. ... Geoffrey Willans [1911-1958] a British author and journalist, is best known as the co-creator, with the illustrator Ronald Searle, of Nigel Molesworth, the curse of st custards. Molesworth first appeared in Punch in the 1940s and was the chief protagonist and narrator of four books, beginning with... Nigel Molesworth is the supposed author of a series of books actually written by Geoffrey Willans, with cartoons by Ronald Searle. ... A tetralogy is a compound work that is made up of four (numerical prefix tetra-) distinct works. ...


Searle was born in Cambridge, to parents Willie and Nellie (his father was a porter at Cambridge Railway Station), and he started drawing at the age of five and left school at the age of fifteen. In April 1939, realising that war was inevitable, he abandoned his art studies to enlist in the Royal Engineers. He trained for two years in the United Kingdom and, in 1941, published the first St Trinian's cartoon in the magazine Lilliput. In January 1942 he was stationed in Singapore. After a month of fighting in Malaya, Singapore fell to the Japanese and he was taken prisoner along with his cousin Tom Fordham Searle. He spent the rest of the war a prisoner, first in Changi Prison and then in the Kwai jungle, working on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. Whilst a prisoner he made a record of the brutal camp conditions that he and his fellow prisoners were suffering, which he managed to hide under the mattresses of prisoners dying of cholera. He was liberated late in 1945, returned to England and published several of the surviving drawings in fellow prisoner Russell Braddon's The Naked Island. Many more of the soul-wrenching drawings appear in his 1986 book "Ronald Searle, To the Kwai and Back, War Drawings 1939-1945." All these original drawings - some 300 of them - are now in the permanent collection of the Imperial War Museum, London. This article is about the city in England. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... St Trinians is a fictional girls school created by Ronald Searle, a British cartoonist. ... Lilliput was the name of a small-format British magazine of humour, short stories and the arts, founded in 1937 by the photojournalist Stefan Lorant; the first issue came out in July. ... Combatants Malaya Command: Indian III Corps Australian 8th Div. ... Changi chapel, built by Australian POWs in 1944, later relocated to Duntroon, Canberra Changi Prison (Simplified Chinese: ) is a prison located in Changi in the eastern part of Singapore. ... The Bridge over the river Kwai Map of the Death Railway The Death Railway (known also as Thai-Burma Railway or Burma Railway) was a railway built from Thailand to Burma (now Myanmar) by the Japanese during World War II to complete the route from Bangkok to Rangoon and support... Distribution of cholera Cholera, sometimes known as Asiatic cholera or epidemic cholera, is an infectious gastroenteritis caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. ...


He married Kaye Webb in 1947; they had twins, Kate and Johnny. Searle produced an extraordinary volume of work during the 1950s: drawings for Life magazine, Holiday, Punch, cartoons for the New Yorker, the Sunday Express and the News Chronicle, along with more St Trinian's books, Molesworth, as well as travel books in collaboration with the humorist Alex Atkinson, animation in Hollywood , and advertisements, posters etc. He received much recognition for his work, especially in America, including the National Cartoonist Society Advertising and Illustration Award in 1959 and 1965, the Reuben Award in 1960, their Illustration Award in 1980 and their Advertising Award in 1986 and 1987. Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. ... The Daily Express is a British newspaper, currently tabloid, and it is owned by Richard Desmond. ... The News Chronicle was a British Liberal newspaper which closed in 1960, being absorbed into the right-wing Daily Mail. ... St Trinians is a fictional girls school created by Ronald Searle, a British cartoonist. ... Nigel Molesworth is the supposed author of a series of books actually written by Geoffrey Willans, with cartoons by Ronald Searle. ... Alex Atkinson (1916-1962) was an English journalist, novelist and playwright who is best remembered for his collaborative works with the illustrator Ronald Searle. ... The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists created in 1946. ... The Reuben Awards, named for Rube Goldberg, are presented each year by the National Cartoonists Society. ...


In 1961 he moved to Paris, leaving his family, and later marrying Monica Koenig. In France he worked more on reportage for Life Magazine and Holiday and less on cartoons. He also continued to work in a broad range of media, and produced books (including his well-known cat books), animations for films, and sculpture for commemorative medals both for the French Mint and the British Art Medal Society. In 1965, Searle completed the opening, intermission and ending credits for the popular comedy Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Since 1975 he and Monica live and work in the mountains of Haute Provence. This article is about the capital of France. ... 1963 Replica of the Bristol Boxkite, now hanging in the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. ...


His work has had considerable influence on later cartoonists, including Oliphant, Matt Groening and Hilary Knight and the animators of the Disney film: 101 Dalmations. In 2005 he was the subject of a long BBC documentary on his life and work by Russell Davies. In 2007 he was decorated by France with their highest award: the Légion d'honneur. Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... Hilary Knights 1996 portrait of Kay Thompson for Vanity Fair. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the Radio 2 presenter and journalist. ...


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Ronald Searle Biography (1602 words)
Ronald Searle was born March 3, 1920 in Cambridge, England into a working class family.
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Searle wasn't sure where he was going, but the direction seems to have been away from the biting, but approachable, satire for which he was famous.
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Searle, while clearly not dead, is like a figure from another age: that inter-war period when the arts were not divorced, when painting, sculpture, music and literature were coeval.
The East Anglian background is significant, as Searle acknowledges in the brief memoir that serves as an introduction to Ronald Searle In Perspective.
Searle's detachment is partly professional - the belief that the artist and satirist must retain a distance and protect his freedom.
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