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Winston Churchill paintings going on exhibit in Wis.

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Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:12

Winston Churchill authored this book on painting in 1950. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Crescent City Auction Gallery.

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – An art exhibit featuring three paintings by Sir Winston Churchill is set to open this week in Appleton.

Churchill is best known as Great Britain's no-nonsense prime minister during World War II. But he was also an accomplished painter who picked up the hobby at age 40.

The Post-Crescent of Appleton reports that the exhibit opens Friday at the Trout Museum of Art. It runs through July 29.

Museum executive director Timothy Riley says Churchill preferred landscapes and nature scenes. But he says one painting that stands out is a 1938 work titled Beach at Walmer. It shows several people playing in the water while a cannon sits in the foreground.

Riley says it foreshadowed Churchill's ability to rally British citizens to resist the German attack.

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Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Winston Churchill authored this book on painting in 1950. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Crescent City Auction Gallery.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 09:30
 
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