Person    | Male  Born 3/3/1920  Died 30/12/2011

Ronald Searle

Categories: Art

Artist and cartoonist. Born Cambridge and studied art. In WW2 at the start of 1942 he was in the Royal Engineers in Singapore which fell to the Japanese and he was taken prisoner and spent the rest of the war as a POW. During this time, close to death himself, he documented the appalling conditions in drawings which he kept hidden and then published on release. This self-portrait dates from 1943.

Many people know his illustrations for the St Trinian's books.

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Ronald Searle

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Prisoner of War memorial

Designed by architect Chris Roche. The railway sleepers and track, symbolic o...

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David Cox

David Cox

Landscape painter.  Born near Birmingham. Came to London in 1804 as a theatre scenery painter.  He was a teacher and wrote some influential instruction books.  A very successful water colour painte...

Person, Art

2 memorials
Omega Workshops

Omega Workshops

A design enterprise founded by Roger Fry and members of the Bloomsbury Group. The workshops, which included studios and showrooms were at 33 Fitzroy Square.  The aim was to remove the perceived div...

Place, Art

1 memorial
Jonathan Waights

Jonathan Waights

Ceramics artist. From our Picture source website: "Art on Tiles, the hand painted tile company was founded in the 1980s by Jonathan Waights, a British ceramic artist who – as a teenager – was appre...

Person, Art, Portugal

1 memorial
Peggy Fortnum

Peggy Fortnum

Illustrator. Born in Harrow, Margaret Fortnum has illustrated about 80 children's books, most famously the Paddington series from the beginning to 1974. Andrew Behan has researched Fortnum: Margar...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Led by Donkeys

Led by Donkeys

From their Facebook page: "Art, activism and accountability. All our work is funded by the public, no big donors."

Group, Art, Politics & Administration

1 memorial