Winston Churchill as painter

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Churchill's studio at Chartwell

Winston Churchill was making landscape drawings inspired by places that saw all over the world but became more of an enthusiastic painter after resigning from the government in 1955. Even though; he started painting earlier while resting between battles while sailing to Cuba, India, and Sudan at 1895–1899 ; he almost gave up painting and donated locally most of his paintings by that time due to unmerciful treatment of wounded enemy against the army of Sudanese. He continued this hobby into his old age, painting over 500 pictures of subjects such as his goldfish pond at Chartwell and the landscapes and buildings of Marrakesh or other various Landscapes that he had the chance to view during his war trips .




  • Coombs, David; Churchill, Minnie (2013), Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 9780956771513 
    Winston churchil water color landscape painting
  • Soames, Mary (1990), Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter, Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 9780395563199 
  • Robbins, Ron Cynewulf, The Artist Winston Churchill - Half Passion, Half Philosophy, National Churchill Museum 

External links

  • Blood, Sweat and Oil PaintAndrew Marr on Churchill
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