Churchill in his Art Studio at Chartwell
Many people don’t know that in between saving Britain from invasion from the Nazi’s and keeping the Cuban Cigar Industry afloat, Winston Churchill was an avid painter, and a pretty good one at that.
You can see some of his paintings in the very place her painted them at Chartwell, his home in the Surrey countryside. Since most people can’t make the trek, I’ve found as many of the paintings as I could and posted them here. If you find more, let me know and I’ll post them!
Check at the bottom for links to places to buy Churchill’s art as well as some books on his painting. He even wrote a book about painting himself!
Sunset Over the Atlas Mountains – 1935 in Marrakech
River Scene Painted by Churchill
A Convent Painted by Churchill
Being a navy man, Churchill liked boats and water. A scene featuring a harbor by Churchill
One of the many paintings he painted in Morocco
Churchill’s “A Study of Boats.” One of his most famous paintings. It was painted in 1933.
Churchill painted “A View From Chartwell” in 1938. Chartwell is considered his own personal Garden of Eden. What’s interesting is that this was painted on the cusp of the beginnings of World War II.
Churchill Painted “A View from Tenherir” in Morocco in 1951.
Churchill Paints some sheep in an idyllic country scene in the 1940′s.
Churchill Paints a pond
Churchill Painted Another Scene from Morocco (one of many)
Books on Churchill’s Painting
Winston Churchill Himself wrote a book about painting as a hobby and you can still buy it. It’s definitely on my Christmas list!
This is another book about Churchill’s Paintings.