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Telegram from Winston Churchill (1948)

Telegram from Winston Churchill (1948)

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Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during World War II, enjoyed painting in his spare time.

Original telegram written by the Dietikon telegraph office in Switzerland from an order by Winston Churchill to his painting supplier, Willy Sax. One page. In English. 21 cm x 14.8 cm. Switzerland, November 17, 1948. Excellent condition. Single piece.

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Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) was Prime Minister of England during two periods, from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. During the Second World War, his intransigence and his incisive speech against the enemy encouraged an entire nation and made him a symbol of British resistance to Nazism.

Painting was Winston Churchill's hobby which he pursued seriously and with some success. He started to paint in imitation of his sister, to overcome his depression. He is best known for his Impressionist landscape scenes, many of which were painted on vacation in southern France. He exhibited in Paris in 1921 and sold some paintings.

Churchill once wrote:

The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is, therefore, a policy of the first importance for a public man... Happy are the painters, for they must not be alone. Light and color, peace and hope, will keep you company at the end, or almost at the end of the day.

The recipient of this telegram is named Willy Sax, respected Swiss, manufacturer of high quality painting for many famous painters. Willy Sax wrote a book about his friendship with Winston Churchill.

This very original telegram shows the "personal" side of a great political leader, his artistic talents and his creativity.

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