Sir Winston CHURCHILL b. 1874
Soldier, statesman, author and artist. Born 30 November 1874 at Blenheim Palace, elderson of the Rt. Hon. Lord Randolph Churchill. Educated at Sandhurst, entering the Army in 1895 and thereafter on service in Cuba (as war correspondent), India, Sudan, South Africa and in France 1914–16. Entered Parliament 1900; Prime Minister 1940–5 and 1951–5. Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 1953. Began painting for pleasure in 1915. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1947; elected Hon. Royal Academician Extraordinary 1948. Published two essays on painting in Thoughts and Adventures 1932, reissued as Painting as a Pastime 1948. Retrospective exhibition at the R.A. Diploma Gallery 1959, with U.S. and Commonwealth tour.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I