Ronald Searle

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Date of Birth March 3, 1920
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Dec 30, 2011 (91)
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Ronald Searle

Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI was an English artist and satirical cartoonist, comics artist and illustrator. He is perhaps best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School and for his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth series.

Born: Ronald William Fordham Searle, March 3, 1920, Cambridge, England
Died: December 30, 2011, Draguignan, Var, Provence, France
Nationality: British
Known for: Illustration,graphic artist, cartoons
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About Ronald Searle

British cartoonist arguably most recognized for his Molesworth series. He was a two-time winner of the National Cartoonist's Society Advertising and Illustration Award (1959; 1965).

Before Fame

He attended the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.


He received the German Order of Merit in 2009.

Family Life

His father worked at Cambridge Railway Station as a porter.


Simpsons creator Matt Groening has considered him a huge influence on his aesthetic and style.

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