His tenacity in the face of Nazism, his decisive action as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War, together with his talents as an orator, made Winston Churchill one of the most recognized politicians of the XNUMXth century. Not having a personal fortune, he derives most of his income from writing and painting.
He discovered Morocco in 1935 and painted it instantly; “Sunset over the Atlas Mountains” for example was produced the same year since the Mamounia which he described as "the most beautiful view in the whole world". Between impressionism and expressionism, Winston Churchill let his brush go according to his inspirations.
The colors are exceptional and the style very particular. Used to gardens English, it is with wonder that he discovers the Moroccan palm grove, its clear sky and its unique light; he will never stop magnifying her every time he visits her.
He returned to Marrakech a few years after the Second World War. In 1948 he also produced "The Mosque of Marrakech", and other works telling the Morocco of that time.
During the Second World War, he painted only one painting, in Morocco, " The Minaret of Koutoubia (1943), which he later offered to US President Franklin Roosevelt. The canvas is currently estimated at around $ 3 million.
He even convinced Pacha El Glaoui to let his son Hassan cultivate his passion for painting, thus contributing to the success of one of the major figures on the Moroccan art scene.
The famous “Churchill Bar” of La Mamounia, whose doors are still open to you today, was thus created in homage to it.