Ronald William Fordham Searle C. St Trinian's is a fictional girls' Boarding school, the creation of British cartoonist Ronald Searle, that later became the subject of a popular B. E. (born March 3, 1920) is an English artist and cartoonist. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of Activities to do with creating Art, practicing the Arts and/or demonstrating A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes Searle trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, currently known as Anglia Ruskin University. Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Anglia Polytechnic, is a University in England, with campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. He is the creator of, among other things, St Trinian's School- subject of several books and five full-length films - and co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) of the Molesworth tetralogy. St Trinian's is a fictional girls' Boarding school, the creation of British cartoonist Ronald Searle, that later became the subject of a popular Herbert Geoffrey Willans ( 4 February 1911 – 6 August 1958) an English author and journalist is best known as the co-creator with A tetralogy is a compound work that is made up of four ( Numerical prefix tetra-) distinct works
Searle was born in Cambridge, to parents Willie and Nellie (his father was a porter at Cambridge Railway Station), and he started drawing at the age of five and left school at the age of fifteen. The city of Cambridge (ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England In April 1939, realising that war was inevitable, he abandoned his art studies to enlist in the Royal Engineers. The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers ( RE) and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps He trained for two years in the United Kingdom and, in 1941, published the first St Trinian's cartoon in the magazine Lilliput. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located St Trinian's is a fictional girls' Boarding school, the creation of British cartoonist Ronald Searle, that later became the subject of a popular Lilliput was a small-format British monthly magazine of humour short stories photographs and the arts founded in 1937 by the photojournalist Stefan Lorant; the In January 1942 he was stationed in Singapore. Singapore After a month of fighting in Malaya, Singapore fell to the Japanese and he was taken prisoner along with his cousin Tom Fordham Searle. The Battle of Singapore was fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II when the Empire of Japan invaded the Allied stronghold He spent the rest of the war a prisoner, first in Changi Prison and then in the Kwai jungle, working on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. Changi Prison ( (Malay Penjara Changi is a Prison located in Changi in the eastern part of Singapore. The Burma Railway, also known also as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma Railway and similar names is a 415 km (258 mile railway between Whilst a prisoner he made a record of the brutal camp conditions that he and his fellow prisoners were suffering, which he managed to hide under the mattresses of prisoners dying of cholera. Cholera, sometimes known as Asiatic cholera or epidemic cholera, is an infectious Gastroenteritis caused by the Bacterium He was liberated late in 1945, returned to England and published several of the surviving drawings in fellow prisoner Russell Braddon's The Naked Island. Many more of the soul-wrenching drawings appear in his 1986 book "Ronald Searle, To the Kwai and Back, War Drawings 1939-1945. " All these original drawings - some 300 of them - are now in the permanent collection of the Imperial War Museum, London.
He married Kaye Webb in 1947; they had twins, Kate and Johnny. Searle produced an extraordinary volume of work during the 1950s: drawings for Life magazine, Holiday, Punch, cartoons for the New Yorker, the Sunday Express and the News Chronicle, along with more St Trinian's books, Molesworth, as well as travel books in collaboration with the humorist Alex Atkinson, animation in Hollywood , and advertisements, posters etc. Punch was a British weekly Magazine of Humour and Satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002 The Daily Express is a conservative Middle-market British Tabloid Newspaper. The News Chronicle was a British daily Newspaper. It ceased publication in 1960 being absorbed into the Daily Mail. St Trinian's is a fictional girls' Boarding school, the creation of British cartoonist Ronald Searle, that later became the subject of a popular Alex Atkinson (1916-1962 was an English journalist novelist and playwright who is best remembered for his collaborative works with the illustrator Ronald Searle. He received much recognition for his work, especially in America, including the National Cartoonist Society Advertising and Illustration Award in 1959 and 1965, the Reuben Award in 1960, their Illustration Award in 1980 and their Advertising Award in 1986 and 1987. The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest organization of professional Cartoonists It presents the Reuben Awards. The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest organization of professional Cartoonists It presents the Reuben Awards.
In 1961 he moved to Paris, leaving his family, and later marrying Monica Koenig. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city In France he worked more on reportage for Life Magazine and Holiday and less on cartoons. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. He also continued to work in a broad range of media, and produced books (including his well-known cat books), animations for films, and sculpture for commemorative medals both for the French Mint and the British Art Medal Society. In 1965, Searle completed the opening, intermission and ending credits for the popular comedy Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin Since 1975 he and Monica live and work in the mountains of Haute Provence.
His work has had considerable influence on later cartoonists, including Oliphant, Matt Groening and Hilary Knight and the animators of the Disney film: 101 Dalmations. Matthew Abram Groening (ˈɡreɪnɪŋ GRAY-ning) (born February 15 1954 is an American Cartoonist, television producer and writer from Portland Hilary Knight (b November 1, 1926, Hempstead New York) is an American Writer - Artist who is the illustrator of In 2005 he was the subject of a long BBC documentary on his life and work by Russell Davies. Robert Russell Davies was born in 1946 in Barmouth, North Wales and currently presents a Sunday radio programme on BBC Radio 2 which spotlights popular In 2007 he was decorated by France with their highest award: the Légion d'honneur.