George W. Bush may not have been the best president, but his artwork isn't so bad.
Now that his career in politics has come to an end, George W. Bush has found a new calling—as an artist. Earlier this year the 43rd president's new passion project—painting—was revealed through photos in leaked emails. The images showed two painted self portraits of the president, one before a shower, and one bathing; as well as a landscape.
There was a media frenzy, and the work even garnered a review from famed art critic Jerry Saltz, who gushed, "The Whitney Museum of American Art should get on the stick and offer this American a small show."
"He picked it up so quick, it was amazing actually," Flood raved about his painting, “His whole heart is in it.” Bush, who signs his work "43" was primarily inclined to paint dogs, so much so that Flood had to urge him to branch out into landscapes. She thinks the president is a natural talent, going to far as to say, "He's going to go down in the history books as a great artist."
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Images courtesy of George W. Bush.