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The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill 

When: Fri., Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 14 2016
Price: free admission
Sir Winston Churchill famously held England together during the Battle of Britain, but he was also a successful historian, an old soldier and perhaps the world's first motivational speaker. But his great love was painting, because he was doing it without the weight of a nation on his back. Churchill's oil paintings were his solace in peacetime and in war, but he always downplayed his talent. In fact he was a creditable draftsman, turning out landscapes that reveal a keen understanding of light and composition. The Paintings of Winston Churchill, a joint exhibition presented by the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and Washington University in St. Louis, showcase 47 of the British Bulldog's paintings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. It's a show that will please historians and inspire amateur artists, and vice versa. The Paintings of Winston Churchill opens with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 13. The show remains up through February 14, 2016, and the gallery is open every day except Monday.
— Paul Friswold



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