Thursday, November 4, 2010

Statesman and Artist

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."
~ Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, after taking office as Prime Minister (13 May 1940)

Did you know that Winston Churchill loved to paint? It helped him to relax. As a man who fought in numerous wars and battles, not to mention led his country during WWII, and also struggled with depression, Churchill certainly needed something peaceful in his life.

Long Gallery at Sutton Place, near Guildford
By Winston Churchill, born November 30, 1874

Marlborough Tapestries at Blenheim
By Winston Churchill

Mary's First Speech
By Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill statue in London, Parliament Square.
Sculptor: Ivor Roberts-Jones

Allies (FDR and Churchill)
Sculptor: Lawrence Holofcener
Photo by Loz Flowers

Eating Words – Winston Churchill ("Eating words has never given me indigestion." ~ Winston Churchill)
By Richard Kegler, 2009
made of wafer board, chocolate, Twizzlers
from the Edible Books Gallery

* Lesson plans regarding Winston Churchill
* I have this Churchill shirt. It's on sale now, but there's only one left!


Ben said...

He was quite good!

Cloverleaf said...

Very much enjoyed the Churchill works and related pieces.

Being as hard a worker as he was, I wonder what he'd say to the fact that his quote has been paraphased as "Blood, Sweat, and Tears"...leaving out the toil.