Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The exhibition 'Ronald Searle: An Artist's Life' was to officially open at the Wilhelm Busch Museum in Hanover last weekend to celebrate the centenary of Searle's birth (March 3). However, due to the Covid-19 lockdown measures I'm not sure if it happened (although Germany does seem to be relaxing lockdown measures).
'The »Ronald Searle Archive« located in the museum is therefore more than »just« an archive: It comprises the majority of Ronald Searle's eight decades of artistic oeuvre, his collection of historical caricatures, his specialist library and the actual archive with diaries and personal notes, project sketches, specimen copies and correspondence with fellow artists and publishers. It also contains historical artist correspondence such as that of the English cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792-1878).
More info at the museum's website here