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“Painting as a Pastime: Winston Churchill: the Statesman as Artist”

Thursday, April 21, 2011 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510

Taught by Professor Sir David Cannadine along with Whitney J. Oates Senior Research Scholar and Professor of History, Princeton University.

As well as being a great man, Winston Churchill was also an uncommonly versatile man: not just a politician, statesman and war leader, but also a soldier, journalist, historian, biographer, bricklayer, race horse owner – and painter. For Churchill, painting was a pastime and a relief from the pressures of public life; but it was also therapy and an antidote to the ‘black god’ of depression. This lecture will explore his remarkable creativity as an artist with oils.


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