“A Man for All Seasons: The Art of Winston Churchill” opened this month at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida. It is a joint project between the Society and the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College that features twenty-four Churchill paintings along with rarely seen photographs, film clips, portraits, historic objects, letters, and documents, including the near-final draft of the “Iron Curtain” speech. Also included in the exhibit is a life-size reproduction of Breakthrough, the extraordinary sculpture comprised of sections of the Berlin Wall by artist and Churchill granddaughter Edwina Sandys MBE.
Winston Churchill was forty when he began to paint. In June of 1915, shortly after he was forced to resign his position as First Lord of the Admiralty during the First World War, he picked up a paint- box belonging to his young nephew. It was the start of a lifelong passion. Churchill went on to create more than 570 works of art, a “joy ride in a paint-box,” as he described it.
“We are immensely pleased to partner with The Society of the Four Arts to present this major and important exhibition,” says Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator Timothy Riley. “Furthermore, we are grateful to the individuals and institutions in the United States and Great Britain, including several members of the Sandys and Churchill families, who have loaned important works to the exhibition.”
In conjunction with the exhibition, a gala celebration to honor Winston Churchill is scheduled for Monday, January 8 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. We are pleased to announce that The Rt. Hon. Lord Watson of Richmond will be the keynote speaker. For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.
The exhibition runs through January 14. The National Churchill Museum gratefully acknowledges guest curator Erik de Bourbon-Parme and Edwina Sandys for their work on the exhibition and accompanying catalog.