Winston Spencer Churchill
(1874 - 1965)
Winston Spencer Churchill was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Winston Churchill is known for landscape, waterscape, figure, genre and still life painting, political leader.
Courtesy of Life Magazine, cover January 7, 1946. Photo by Hans Wild.
Biography Winston Spencer Churchill
Churchill as Artist
Half Passion, Half Philosophy
By Ron Cynewulf Robbins
Churchill was forty before he discovered the pleasures of painting. The
compositional challenge of depicting a landscape gave the heroic rebel
in him temporary repose. He possessed the heightened perception of the
genuine artist to whom no scene is commonplace. Over a period of
forty-eight years his creativity yielded more than 500 pictures. His
art quickly became half passion, half philosophy. He enjoyed
holding forth in speech and print on the aesthetic rewards for amateur
devotees. To him it was the greatest of hobbies. He had found his other
world—a respite from crowding events and pulsating
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