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The Twentieth Century According to Heath Robinson and Ronald Searle

March 3 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

Launching on what would have been Ronald Searle’s 100th birthday, ‘The Twentieth Century According to Heath Robinson and Ronald Searle’ pairs the works of these two inspired master draughtsmen. They complement each other well, as each had his own surreal take on the rapidly changing modern world. Together they covered the twentieth century, Heath Robinson dying just before the end of the Second World War, at the time that the young Searle was forging his art in captivity in Changi Gaol, in Singapore.

An Ingenious Expedient For Overcoming the Difficulty of Raising a Safety Razor Blade from a Polished Floor
William Heath Robinson

The exhibition will survey many aspects of their careers, and features Heath Robinson’s classic machines and inventions and Searle’s inimitable creations – Molesworth and the girls of St Trinian’s.

Fast Food
Ronald Searle


March 3 @ 9:00 am
March 21 @ 5:00 pm


Chris Beetles Gallery
8 & 10 Ryder Street
London, SW1Y 6QB
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