A man for all seasons, Churchill was an accomplished and prolific artist in addition to his historic statesmanship. Check out the photo of him painting and his studio in Chartwell, Kent, in England. 19.5 x 16.5 inches with frame. 16 x 13 inches without frame. At the age of 40.Found himself at a career low: After the World War I attack he ordered on Gallipoli, Turkey, went horrifically awry, he was demoted from his role as First Lord of the Admiralty in May 1915. He resigned from his government post and became an officer in the army. Deflated of power and consumed with anxiety, he took up an unexpected new hobby: painting.
Painting came to my rescue in a most trying time, Churchill would later write in the 1920s, in essays that would become a small book. The hobby became, for the great British statesman, a source of delight and a respite from the stress of his career. He would eventually create over 550 paintings, crediting the practice with helping him to hone his visual acuity, powers of observation, and memory. The pastime would flourish, and perhaps even aid him, as he furthered his career as a world-renowned writer, orator, and political leader.His approach was very simple: Go outside and paint what you see, Duncan Sandys, Churchills great-grandson, told. He did it for fun; he didnt take his paintings very seriously. Churchill was most fond of oils, for their forgiving, flexible nature and bright colorsas well as the joy they exuded. Just to paint is great fun, he wrote. The colours are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. The item "Original Signed WINSTON S. CHURCHILL Framed Oil Painting on Canvas Windmills WSC" is in sale since Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "gwynnitas" and is located in McLean, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.