George W. Bush discovers his ‘inner Rembrandt’ in homage to veterans


Former President George W. Bush is back in the spotlight to promote a book of his paintings titled “Portraits of Courage,” a collection of stories, 66 portraits and a four-panel mural that he painted to honor military veterans.

“I know each person I painted,” the former President said in a wide-ranging interview Monday on NBC’s “Today.” “I was thinking about their backgrounds, their service, their injuries and their recovery.”
After leaving office in 2009, Bush began to paint, but he kept his new hobby a secret. Inspired by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who painted extensively, Bush told friends and family that he found painting relaxing and that he hoped it would inspire others to try new things.

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