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Roy Stuart Raymonde (British, 1929-2009)

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Also known as:  Roy Stewart Raymonde

Birth Place: Grantham, England, UK

Biography:

Who is painter Roy Raymonde?

Roy Raymonde was a British cartoonist and caricaturist whose work often appeared in popular magazines in the 20th century. Some of the more notable magazines to include his work included Playboy, Punch, and The Sunday Telegraph. His stylish, fun drawings and use of color set him apart from many of his contemporaries. He initially worked in advertising in the 1950s, before first being published in the popular British Magazine, Tit-Bits. This opened up many opportunities for the young illustrator. By the end of his career, he won the Cartoonist’s Club of Great Britain’s Feature Cartoonist of the Year award and had produced multiple books of cartoons. He stated in interviews that his influences included the famed caricaturist, Rowlandson as well as Tomi Ungerer and Quentin Blake.

What kind of art did Roy Raymonde make?

Overwhelmingly, Roy Raymonde made cartoon drawings and color paintings for magazines, books, and advertisements. He was a celebrated cartoonist and caricaturist during his lifetime and was surprisingly intuitive about his artistic process. He often first sketched his subjects in pencil before eventually inking them with Indian Ink and coloring with watercolor or acrylics. His process was constantly changing, and he was considered a “great experimenter” by many of his colleagues. His paintings have become quite popular and hang in many famous universities and museums, including The University of Kent, The British Cartoon Archive, and Kyoto Seika University.

How did painter Roy Raymonde get started?

Roy Raymonde was born in the sleepy town of Grantham in the UK in 1929. His parents were artists who worked in advertising, though his father died when Roy was just ten years old. They moved to London during World War II, where Raymonde was nearly killed after a German land mine exploded his house. He attended the Harrow School of Art at the age of 15, where he met a lifelong friend (and fellow cartoonist) Gerard Hoffnung who became the young illustrators mentor. After leaving school, Raymonde worked at a commercial art studio but was soon called to do his National Service in Malaya. When he returned in 1950, he continued to work in advertising before making the jump to full-time commercial illustrations in 1960.

How much are Roy Raymonde paintings worth?

A Roy Stewart Raymonde illustration can sell for a few hundred dollars on the low end and up to $6,000 or more on the high end. The most ever paid for a Roy Stewart Raymonde illustration is $6,250 for the watercolor, I think nurse Grant’s about ready to check out your vasectomy Mr. Miller (Playboy cartoon) (1974) on April 26th, 2016 by Heritage Auctions. It outsold even its high estimate by over $5,000. This is thanks to Raymonde’s popularity with collectors of illustrations and cartoons, a burgeoning market in the art community.

Where to buy Roy Raymonde paintings for sale?

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