Sunday, May 27, 2012

Searle art for sale... and Searle remembered

Info by JMB  and Chris Beetles (London)

Some original sport drawings by Searle for sale on Ebay:

And all Searle fans should consult the Chris Beatles website:

England’s Greatest Cartoonist

22 May – 9 June 2012
Monday to Saturday, 10am–5:30pm

At Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6QB

Champagne Private View

Tuesday, 22 May, 6–8pm

All works are viewable online at

Following the recent sad death of Ronald Searle, the Chris Beetles Gallery is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the abundant talents of this very special man.

Paying tribute to the greatest cartoonist of the 20th century, the exhibition of over 400 works, enhanced by new research and narrative within the accompanying catalogue, explores the full range of Ronald Searle’s formidable career – from the clandestine drawings he produced as an inmate of the notorious Japanese Prisoner of War camp, Changi Gaol, to his later book and magazine illustrations.

His most famous creations and best-loved characters – St Trinian’s, Molesworth and Lemon Hart – reveal his unrivalled wit and fluent interpretative line.

His lesser known, but equally incisive visual reportage on political, artistic and literary issues of the day are explored and, alongside drawings, sketches, and early edition books, are significant groups of unpublished letters providing new biographical insights into the life and loves of this remarkable man, all of which will be on display and available to buy.

The accompanying catalogue, of over 200 pages, is fully illustrated and contains newly researched essays and notes. The catalogue is available from the gallery at £20 (+ p&p, £3 UK, £6 Europe, £10 Rest of the World).

All images are viewable on our website, but we do hope you can make a visit to the gallery to see the rich and varied array of Ronald Searle’s work on display.

Best wishes


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