Winston Churchill

Painting on the French Riviera

Paul Rafferty

Winston Churchill

Paul Rafferty

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208 pages | 64 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781913491093 Will Publish November 2020 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
When Sir Winston Churchill discovered painting at the age of forty, he reveled in his newfound pastime. He went on to produce more than 550 paintings, over 130 of them of the French Riviera. His fellow artist and Riviera resident Paul Rafferty has tracked down many of the locations Churchill used in Provence, an area the great man so aptly called “paintatious.” Many of these locations are newly discovered, and Churchill’s “fearless impressions” stand alongside them to illustrate how he captured them on canvas.

Rafferty became familiar with Churchill’s paintings in 2008 in Provence and was soon fascinated by them. Winston Churchill: Painting on the French Riviera is Rafferty’s record and exploration of the people and places Churchill captured in his art.
Review Quotes
Sunday Telegraph (UK)
"Dozens of exciting new discoveries about Churchill's paintings . . . . The discoveries include tracking down the locations of more than 40 pictures, many of which have been retitled, and casting further light on the great statesman."
Randolph Churchill
"Rafferty has had an incredible voyage of discovery following Sir Winston's Great Easel across the most beautiful locations on the Riviera. This book will dazzle you like the Mediterranean."
Allen Packwood, director, Churchill Archives Centre
"This book is a rare treat, combining beautiful presentation with meticulous new research. By walking in Churchill's footsteps, Rafferty has been able to shed new light on Sir Winston's creative process."
Richard M. Langworth CBE, head of Hillsdale College Churchill Project
"Rafferty has vastly extended our knowledge of Sir Winston Churchill's favourite pastime by visiting and describing his actual Riviera venues as they are today. His expertise as fellow painter adds a special note of authenticity to this excellent book."
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