The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting

September 22, 2014

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Honorable Duncan Sandys

Topic: “The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting”

Place: Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd. Atlanta GA 30303

Seating is limited

Duncan Sandys has nearly 20 years of concurrent political, corporate and government experience.  He served on the Westminster City Council in central London from 1998 until 2010 and was the youngest Lord Mayor of Westminster. As an elected representative, he focused on city development and city management, transforming services, and making significant decisions at major London landmarks.

Mr. Sandys has extensive experience as a public speaker and has given lectures and speeches on the life and legacy of his great grandfather, Sir Winston Churchill.  He is the primary patron for The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting opening at the Millennium Gate Museum on October 3, 2014. The exhibition will display over 30 paintings by Winston Churchill, many of which have never before been publicly exhibited, and examine the notion that painting may have helped save Western civilization.

Although a hobby, Winston Churchill wrote of the effect that it had on him personally and professionally.  At the beginning in 1915, painting literally pulled Churchill out of his darkest political days and set him on his journey towards his finest hour.  It was painting, he said, that helped him cope with the stress and strain of his political life, and allowed him to be productive as he developed his thinking about the rising danger of Hitler and Germany.

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