Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Art Blogging: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British Impressionist painter of landscapes and still lives. He was self-trained and engaged in painting as a hobby. Churchill's works were noted for their vibrant, sweepingly romantic colors with wide variations within a canvas. Under pseudonyms, he exhibited in France and then later at the Royal Academy in London. He held large, public exhibitions from 1947 to his death, and his reputation as an artist has steadily grown. Recently, one of landscapes sold at Sotheby's for $1.2 million.

Flowers In a Green Vase (c. 1930s, oil, private collection).









Blue Room in Trent Park (1930, Sao Paulo Museum of Art).

2 comments:

Keith McIlwain said...

You might try Art-blogging on John Lennon if/when you can. Or Yoko Ono. Or both. Or Peter Blake.

Oloryn said...

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British Impressionist painter of landscapes and still lives.

Y'know, depending on how you pronounce the last word, one might wonder if said artist might be something akin to a zombie.