Escape from the Amazon

by Alex atkinson|ronald searle


Escape from the Amazon by Alex Atkinson and Ronald Searle. First edition. First impression. Large format hardback in VG condition. No internal markings. Pages clean. Binding firm. There is a closed tear to the front of the jacket. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Escape from the Amazon

Illustrated throughout, by Ronald Searle. This humorous travel work contains accounts of Spain, Sweden, France in addition to the adventures of 'Mrs Dyson'. Ronald Searle was a British artist and satirical cartoon artist. He created the famous St Trinian's School and collaborated with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth series. Searle received many critical recognition for his work especially in America. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Advertising and Illustration Award in 1959 and 1965, The Reuben Award in 1960 and many more.

Artist Bio

Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920 and was educated there at the Cambridge School of Art. On the outbreak of the Second World War he left his studies to serve in the Royal Engineers and in 1942 was captured by the Japanese at Singapore, then held by them for three and a half years. He is a hugely successful graphic artist and pictorial satirist. As well as his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth books and his invention of St Trinians, his work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions across the world and appears in several major American and European collections. He moved to Paris in 1961 and then, in 1975, to a remote village in Haute-Provence. He died on December 30th, 2011.

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