Winston Churchill's paintings to go on sale in Georgia

Winston Churchill's paintings to go on sale in Georgia

The art of diplomacy and pursuit of painting...

Two-time British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is known for his military leadership. What is not widely known is that he painted – with his work about to debut in Atlanta, Georgia...

Following the news this week that his old car has been bought as part of the world's largest vintage collection, Winston Churchill's habits to help handle stress have come to light. And as well as other activities (such as driving, we assume) Winston Churchill was also a keen painter... The results of which are about to go on display for the first time.

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting will tour seven small exhibition halls across Atlanta, Georgia from August 2 – starting at a historic home in LaGrange and ending sometime next year after stops at Sea Island and Savannah, among other places. 

The main exhibition will be displayed at Millennium Gate Museum in Atlantic Station from early October through to the beginning of February next year, with specific dates still to confirmed.

Winston Churchill's paintings to go on sale in Georgia (фото 1)

A painting by Winston Churchill of his son, Randolph

It has been reported that 18 of the paintings have never been seen before in public, and several others only very rarely. 

Churchill's great-grandson Duncan Sandys, who now lives in Atlanta, has helped curate the showcase by lending 17 of his family's personal Churchill paintings. 

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