Dwight Eisenhower, Artist
I did not know, until I saw a mention in The New York Times
for September 15, 2012, that President Dwight Eisenhower had been an amateur painter.
What a token of a distant, more civilized era. Imagine a current President having the time to devote to such fripperies.
An article, with pictures, about his career exists. PDF here.
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
If some presidents would (have taken) take the time to paint maybe he (they) wouldn't have (had) time to spend some many tax dollars.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/25/13 at 10:16 AM
Could this be the inspiration for M.A.S.H.'s Colonel Potter's pastime?
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 02/25/13 at 10:44 AM
Having visited the Eisenhower estate this past September I saw a lot of his work in his home. What is too bad is that this article didn't use his good work. There were paintings that were much better than those used as illustrations here.
He did some incredible work.
Posted by A.E. Casey on 02/25/13 at 01:07 PM
I never liked W but the man does have the right to a private hobby. That said, I do find the fact that he chose to paint himself nude in the shower rather disturbing.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/13 at 11:43 PM
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