Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920 and was educated there at the Cambridge School of Art. On the outbreak of the Second World War he left his studies to serve in the Royal Engineers and in 1942 was captured by the Japanese at Singapore, then held by them for three and a half years. He is a hugely successful graphic artist and pictorial satirist. As well as his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth books and his invention of St Trinians, his work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions across the world and appears in several major American and European collections. He moved to Paris in 1961 and then, in 1975, to a remote village in Haute-Provence. He died on December 30th, 2011.
I absolutly loved looking at the work of Ronald Searle, again an old fassioned expression, very unique and I found myself drawn and curious to see more illustrations. Some of his work I thought was ‘splatty’ and i loved that! Splatty ink ingaging into a beautifull illustration i think is very effective.
There was lots of this style of his work shown in the book ‘Ronald Searle’ A Biography by Russel Davies http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ronald-Searle-Biography-Russell-Davies/dp/1871136822.