The Anonymous Widower

Farewell Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle was one of the greatest cartoonists this country has ever produced.

He is remembered most for St. Trinians. But I saw his wartime drawings from the Burma Railway in the sixties and they left a deep impression about the horrors of war and man’s inhumanity to man. All are part of a legacy of a great artist, who is mainly remembered for just one small part of his work.

He deserves to have a proper retrospective exhibition at a major gallery in the UK.

I noticed that Ronald Searle had the initials, RDI,  after his name. The initials stand for Royal Designers for Industry. It is is a distinction established by the Royal Society of Arts  in 1936, to encourage a high standard of industrial design and enhance the status of designers.

January 4, 2012 - Posted by | News | , , , , ,

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