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Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Illustrators 2018

Chris Beetles Gallery in London has their annual show which usually features a selection of Searle originals. Check out this year's batch here

HAND PAINTED PLATE SIGNED WITH INITIALS ON REVERSE
6 1/2 INCHES CIRCULAR
PROVENANCE: GIVEN BY RONALD SEARLE TO FRANK BRADBURN

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Master of English Caricature

Master of English Caricature' - Ronald Searle for The Guardian, 21st September, 1963. (From @alecemerges on Twitter)


Friday, October 05, 2018

A Dip into the Portfolios of Ronald Searle

Here's a good find by @ephemeracity on Twitter. The catalog of a 1966 exhibition with bargain prices on original Searle artwork!









Monday, August 27, 2018

Diverting History

In 1951 Searle collaborated with UK animation studio Halas & Batchelor to create a film version of William Cowper's story 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin'. British readers can now view the film at this link.

The drawings were later released in an illustrated edition. See them here

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Greetings

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Searle's hometown of Cambridge have a range of Searle greetings cards in their shop here


Monday, August 06, 2018

The Making of Scrooge (1970)

I came across a rather special video on YouTube on the making of Ronald Neame's 1970 adaptation of Dickens' 'Scrooge' which featured a title sequence designed by Searle. The clip features Ronald sketching on set and talking about the project.  He draws in the sketchbook that I was able to look at and photograph many years later at his home in Provence.

More on Searle's work on the film here 

and a great piece on Art of the Title here











Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Oldie

The August edition of British magazine The Oldie has a cover feature on Molesworth creators Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle.