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“Winston Churchill – Making Art, Making History” Exhibition

March 14 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 6:00 pm

Heather James Fine Art presents a selection of ten paintings by Winston Churchill on exhibition through May 31 at the Gallery on Portola in Palm Desert, and online at heatherjames.com. Originating from a single-family owner, the artworks are from the largest private collection of Churchill’s paintings outside of the United Kingdom, and have never been exhibited publicly. The general public knows less of Churchill as a painter than as one of the world’s greatest statesmen and Nobel Prize winning writer. His paintings played a critical role in his life, offering another way to understand this towering figure.

Heather James is thrilled to present this superb selection of paintings by Winston Churchill,” says Heather James Fine Art Co-Founder Jim Carona. “Not only was Churchill one of the greatest statesmen of the modern era, but his personal foray into painting showcased his inner workings with resulting artworks that are technically adept and aesthetically beautiful. These works read like pages out of his diary, mementos of the moments and places that were meaningful to one of the most important men of his day. We at Heather James have had the honor of working closely with Churchill’s family and his oeuvre in the past and consider his works a specialty of ours. It is a joy to be able to share these phenomenal examples.

The paintings are on exhibit and offered for sale, and include bold landscapes, a vibrant still life, and a quiet interior portrait. It was the Impressionist influence and his own pleasure that most likely made landscapes the genre of choice for Churchill. Painting en plein air was a hallmark for the Impressionists and so too did Churchill haul his paints and canvas outdoors and into nature. Looking at a landscape painting by Churchill is like reading a page of his diary. Given the many demands on his time and his accomplishments both as a politician and as a writer, the quality and productivity of his artistic output is difficult to fathom.

For nearly 30 years, Heather James Fine Art has expanded into a global network with galleries located in Palm Desert, California, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, along with consultancies in New York City, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montecito, Newport Beach, Palm Beach, Basel in Switzerland, and Lake Como in Italy. Each year, the galleries present an array of museum-quality exhibitions exploring historical and contemporary themes or examining the work of individual influential artists.

For more information about the collection of Winston Churchill paintings and Heather James Fine Art, please contact us at brent@heatherjames.com or call (760) 346-8926. Visit our website at heatherjames.com.


March 14 @ 9:00 am
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
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Heather James Fine Art
(760) 346-8926
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Heather James Fine Art
45188 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, 92260
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(760) 346-8926