Ronald Searle Remembered 1920-2011

The Times 2nd June 2012


Once seen, Searle's style could never be mistaken.

An article by John Russell Taylor

Ronald Searle was always sui generis. Even in a national school so rich in outstanding cartoonists and caricaturists, there are few British practitioners who could claim such a degree of instant recognisability: Heath Robinson in the previous generation, Gerald Scarfe or Ralph Steadman perhaps in the subsequent.  Compared with these, Searle, as Ronald Searle Remembered, the memorial show at the Chris Beetles Gallery reminds us, was an artist whose instant recognisability embraced an extraordinary variety of genres and moods.  

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