Russell Davies Ronald Searle - A Biography

ISBN 13: 9781871136821

Ronald Searle - A Biography

4.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
9781871136821: Ronald Searle - A Biography
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

Ronald Searle is England's most famous cartoonist, and the professionals' choice. Ask any contemporary cartoonist who is the greatest in the post-war era and the unanimous reply will be, Ronald Searle of course! This volume, published to coincide with a retrospective exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London, showcases more than 200 of Searle's distinctive illustrations. Every single aspect of his great genius and range is represented: early 1940s Lilliput cartoons; harrowing first-hand sketches from Changi Gaol and the Siam-Burma Railway; 1950s St. Trinian's girls' school horrors; the inimitable Molesworth, the ultimate 1950s schoolboy; and Punch cartoons from the 1950s-1970s demonstrating that Searle is now better than ever.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

This comprehensive and richly illustrated biography chronicles the life and work of the well-known British cartoonist, who turned 70 in 1990. The offspring of Searle's macabre imagination are here, including the wicked schoolgirls of St. Trinians, the spindly, goggle-eyed people caught up in all manner of grotesque and exasperating predicaments, the roguish animals and the demented-looking public figures. Davies examines the many sobering events in Searle's life that have influenced his art--his complicated relationship with his first wife and children, his second wife's near-fatal battle with cancer and his long incarceration in a Japanese prison camp in Singapore during WW II, which he documented in graphically detailed drawings. There are many black-and-white and color reproductions of the artist's work, as well as photographs of Searle and his family, and the descriptive captions that freelance journalist Davies provides for the illustrations are as illuminating as his well researched and very readable text.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 35.00
US$ 157.59

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781856190046: Ronald Searle: A Biography

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1856190048 ISBN 13:  9781856190046
Publisher: Trafalgar Square, 1991

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Russell Davies
Published by Chris Beetles Dist (2006)
ISBN 10: 1871136822 ISBN 13: 9781871136821
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chris Beetles Dist, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1871136822

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 157.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds