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President Eisenhower Was a Painter


I had no idea! General and later President Dwight Eisenhower was, like his wartime colleague Winston Churchill, a painter. He took up the hobby at the age of 58. Sister Wendy Beckett, the famous art historian, writes:

If we really look at this mountain path framed with evergreens, we begin to notice, as the artist did, many stray touches of color, yellows and pinks, that tie the whole picture together tonally. Who but the artist himself dare call this a "daub"? No great art, needless to say, but pleasing art, art that has a lyrical sweetness to it, however unassumingly expressed.

Link -via Weird Universe | Images: Eisenhower Library

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