Winston Churchill’s beloved hobby of painting as a pastime received special attention at this year’s International Churchill Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. Churchill’s granddaughter Edwina Sandys, herself a professional artist, introduced Sir David Cannadine whose latest book is Churchill: The Statesman as Artist.
The book is not so much by Sir David as it is by Churchill himself for the first part of the text consists of writings and speeches that Churchill made about art over a period of more than forty years. The second part of the book brings together writings about Churchill as an artist by his own contemporaries including Augustus John. Sir David himself provides a lengthy introduction to all of this discussing Churchill’s life as a painter and the importance that painting had in his life.
To watch the complete video, please CLICK HERE.