A bit of Winston Churchill comes to town
I found the following story thanks our local news, WTVM W.C Bradley Co. Museum hosts The Pursuit of Painting Exhibition and then just-so-happened to be down at the W.C. Bradley for a meeting a few days later.
If you’re in the Columbus, Georgia area and have a chance to stop by the W.C. Bradley Museum (directions) make sure you do before September 16th!
In the summer of 1922, Clementine Churchill took her husband and five children, one of whom, Diana, is shown here, on holiday to Frinton-on-Sea in Essex, England. Churchill had only begun painting in 1915 following the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli, which had led to Churchill’s forced resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty and subsequent political alienation. It was in part through painting, he said, that he was able to regain the confidence to rebuild his role in government. This year proved particularly critical for Churchill’s painting career. Not only did he purchase Chartwell, his long-term residence and site of his primary painting studio, but he also both gained the mentorship of fellow artists Edward Marsh and Charles Montag and garnered acclaim for his publication in late 1912 of the article “Painting as a Pastime.” “An Avenue at Frinton-on-Sea” evidences the bright palette, loose brushwork, and clear horizon line that would characterize many of his paintings over the years.
The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting On Display through September 16th, 2014
Where is the exhibit headed next?