Heather James Fine Art presents 10 paintings by Sir Winston Churchill in a new exhibition

PALM DESERT, California., March 14, 2024 /CNW/ — Heather James Fine Art presents a selection of 10 paintings from Winston Churchill. Originating from a single family owner, the artworks are from the largest private collection of Churchill paintings outside United Kingdom, and have never been publicly exhibited. The general public knows Churchill less as a painter than as one of the world’s greatest statesmen and a Nobel Prize-winning writer. His paintings played a critical role in his life, offering another way to understand this terrifying figure.

In Rance Near St. In Rance Near St.

In Rance Near St. Malo – At the request of the Tate Museum, Churchill offered it to them in 1955 for purchase, along with the Loup River, as a “gift to the nation”. The River Loup was chosen and On the Rance ended up lost in storage at the Tate, where it lay undiscovered for almost half a century.

“Heather James is thrilled to present this exquisite selection of paintings by Winston Churchill”, says co-founder of Heather James Fine Art Jim Carona. “Not only was Churchill one of the greatest statesmen of the modern era, but his personal insight into painting revealed his inner workings with works of art that are both technically proficient and aesthetically beautiful. These works read like pages from the diary of of him, memories of moments and places that were meaningful to one of the most important men of his time. We at Heather James have had the honor of working closely with Churchill’s family and his work in the past and consider his works a our specialty. It’s a joy to be able to share these phenomenal examples.”

Winston Churchill: Making art, making historyan exhibition celebrating Churchill and his paintings at Heather James asks us to think about the role of painting in his kaleidoscopic life.

The ten paintings offered by Heather James range from bold landscapes, a vibrant nature and a quiet interior portrait. It was the Impressionist influence and his delight that most likely made landscapes Churchill’s genre of choice. Painting in the fresh air it was a hallmark of the Impressionists, and so Churchill transported his paints and canvas outside and into nature. Looking at a landscape painting by Churchill is like reading a page from his diary. Given the many demands on his time and his achievements as a politician and writer, the quality and productivity of his artistic output is difficult to fathom.

The ten works for sale from this collection include a number of excellent examples of both Churchill’s skill as a painter and the interesting stories behind the man and the paintings:

In Rance near St. Malo
At the request of the Tate Museum, Churchill offered them in 1955 for purchase, along with Loup River, as a “gift to the nation”. Loup River was chosen and In Rance it ended up lost in storage at the Tate, where it remained undiscovered for nearly half a century.

Bay of Eze
Painted near the home of Churchill’s lifelong friend and cousin by marriage, Consuelo Balsan née Vanderbiltan American Gilded Age socialite.

Orange and Lemon
Churchill painted this work in January 1958 in La Pausa, once the home of Coco Chanel. At the time it was owned by Churchill’s literary agent, Emery Reves, and his wife, Wendy. Ms. Reves later donated part of her Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection to the Dallas Museum of Art, including works by Cezanne, whom Churchill cited as an inspiration.

View of Loch Choir
Churchill painted this in 1919 while staying with his friend, The Duke e Sutherlandat Dunrobin Castle in Scotlandjust a few years after he started painting at the age of 40. He returned to Dunrobin Castle in 1921 to recuperate shortly after losing his daughter Marigold, aged nearly 4. It was the second devastating death that year, after he also lost his American mother, Jennie Cornwallis-West.

Winston Churchill and his paintings are an area of ​​expertise for Heather James. in 2018, Heather James Fine Art was proud to present an exhibition of ten of Winston Churchill picture.

For nearly 30 years, Heather James Fine Art has expanded into a global network with galleries located in Palm Desert, CaliforniaAND Jackson Hole, Wyomingalong with consultancies in New York City, London, The angels, San Francisco, Montecito, Newport Beach, Palm Beach, BASEL IN SwitzerlandAND Lake Como IN Ital. Each year, its galleries present a series of museum-quality exhibitions that explore historical and contemporary themes or examine the work of influential individual artists.

Heather James Fine Art is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to private clients and museums worldwide by providing the most personalized logistical, curatorial and financial services.

For more information about the collection of Winston Churchill painting and Heather James Fine Artplease contact us at [email protected] or call (760) 346-8926.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Jim Carona about the Churchill exhibition, please get in touch Scott Busby at The Busby Group at [email protected] or call 310.600.7645.



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