Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ronald Searle, 1920-2011

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:15 am

Ronald Searle
Perhaps more than any other art form, cartoons can serve to foment dissent, arouse ire at injustice, mock the powers that be and shake up the status quo.

Which brings us to the brilliant cartoonist Ronald Searle, who died December 30, 2011 at the age of 91.

I’ve listed some obits below, along with links of general interest. The best single resource on Searle and his work is Matt Jones’ Ronald Searle Tribute blog.

A solo show of Searle’s work is scheduled to open this Saturday, January 7, 2102, at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. It runs to January 29. Closer to the event, images from the show will be posted here.

For more, see my post from 2007 on Ronald Searle.

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  1. Comment by Bill Carman
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Wow, add another to the list of major influential artists who passed this year. Searle not only did brilliant cartoons but contributed to the growth of illustration with his work for publications like the NYT and their Op Ed page. I wonder how many cartoonists and illustrators owe a great debt to him.

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