Sir Winston Churchill’s Life Through His Paintings

Posted on Mar 5, 2013

Churchill’s Book – Life Through His Paintings

Foreword by Mary Soames

The title says it all: A magnificent, oversized book documenting more than 500 of Churchill’s painting. Each painting is accompanied with relevant text, providing a huge resource of background information per painting.

The Publisher, Levenger Press commissioned this Limited Edition celebrating the Honorary Citizen of the United States.

At age 40, a forced resignation by Winston Churchill from wartime British government resulted in an era of disappointment and depression in his political career. It was during this time that Churchill discovered painting, which fascinated him. He continued to paint throughout his lifetime. Art critic, David Coombs, together with Minnie Churchill (wife of Winston Churchill’s grandson) bring it all together in this book to tell the story of Churchill’s life through his own pictures.

Minnie Churchill, director of The Churchill Heritage, worked with David Coombs to put together this book. She states that when she embarked on this mission in 1963 she had no idea of the number of paintings Churchill has completed. “I could not believe my eyes: neatly stacked on the floor were row upon row of canvas. up until that point I had not been aware that Sir Winston was such a prolific painter…

Levenger Press – Delray Beach, Florida. 2003

258 pages, oversize,  photos (mostly in color), prints, index

No 706 of 1500 copies

Mint Condition

Black leather covered exterior, with gilt lettering on front and spine in the original matching black leather slipcase which is inside the original box. This is all housed together in a protective, drawstring, fabric bag.

Zoeller 316

Estimated Value: $350

I have a another copy of this book (number 1174 of 1500) available For Sale here. This copy does not come with the original box or protective, drawstring, fabric bag, but the slip case is included. Book and slipcase are in pristine condition.

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