20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7, 9th – 13th September 2015
Among the many interesting artworks to be found at this deservedly popular fair is this newly discovered portrait of Sir Winston Churchill. It was painted by Walter Sickert, who was a friend of Churchill.
Gay Hutson, the fair’s organiser says: ‘‘We are very excited to be unveiling this most important portrait, particularly at a time when interest in Churchill’s life and achievements has never been higher. Andrew Marr’s recent programme, ‘Blood, Sweat and Oil Paint’ (BBC Four) examined Churchill’s great passion for art and highlighted how strong an influence Walter Sickert had been on his work. This portrait offers a rare opportunity for someone to acquire an historic painting of an internationally famous figure by one of the 20th century’s great artists”.